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Violeta Went to Heaven (2011)

Violeta se fue a los cielos (original title)
Not Rated | | Biography, Drama, Music | 11 August 2011 (Chile)
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A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

Director:

Andrés Wood

Writers:

Eliseo Altunaga (screenplay), Rodrigo Bazaes (screenplay) | 3 more credits »
11 wins & 7 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Francisco Acuña Francisco Acuña ... Nicanor Joven
Juan Alfaro Juan Alfaro ... Guitarrista
Orlando Alfaro ... Mozo
Almendra Andrade Almendra Andrade ... Hilda Pequeña
Daniel Antivilo ... Sr. Meyer
Mario Aravena Mario Aravena ... Acomodador 2
Lautaro Araya Lautaro Araya ... Nicanor Niño
Gabriela Aguilera Gabriela Aguilera ... Hilda
Stephania Barbagelata Stephania Barbagelata ... Carmen Luisa
Gregorio Burgos Gregorio Burgos ... Hombre Cumpleaños 1
Eduardo Burlé ... Anfitrión
María Victoria Carvajal María Victoria Carvajal ... Doble de Manos Arpillera (as Mª Victoria Carvajal)
Francisco Cataldi Francisco Cataldi ... Segundo Cámara
Pablo Costabal Pablo Costabal ... Director Radio
Lucas Quadros Lucas Quadros ... Niño Circo (as Lucas Cuadra)
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A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes.

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Biography | Drama | Music

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Chile's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012. See more »

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Referenced in El Visionario: Francisca Valenzuela (2011) See more »

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Aqui se acaba esta cueca
Written by Violeta Parra
Performed by Luis Castillo
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Latin America Portrait
24 October 2013 | by angelbecerrahSee all my reviews

Besides the movie tell us a summary of Violeta Parra's Life, it's a very accurate image how the life was in that time in South America (1910-1960); as the country people survived in those days. Violeta Parra was a member of the prolific Parra family. Among her brothers were the notable modern poet, Nicanor Parra and fellow folklorist Roberto Parra. Her children, Ángel and Isabel Parra, are also important figures in the "Nueva Canción Chilena".

Violeta Parra's music is gorgeous,and it tried to make the world better. Songs like "Gracias a La Vida" or "Volver a los diecisiete" are celebrations of life. At the same time showed the contradictory nature of the human condition. Her Music was popularized throughout Latin America by Mercedes Sosa, in Brazil by Elis Regina and later in the US by Joan Baez.


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Country:

Chile | Argentina | Brazil

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Spanish | French | Polish

Release Date:

11 August 2011 (Chile) See more »

Also Known As:

Violetta Went to Heaven See more »

Filming Locations:

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Opening Weekend USA:

$5,588, 31 March 2013

Gross USA:

$21,496

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,466,032
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