Violeta Went to Heaven (DVD)
Directed by Andrés Wood
Also Available On:iTunes Amazon Vudu Booking Inquiry
Nicanor Parra Cristian Quevedo
Gilbert Favre Thomas Durand
Luis Arce Roberto Farías
Hilda Parra Gabriela Aguilera
Don Guillermo Juan Quezada
Alcalde Fernando Castillo Marcial Tagle
Cinematographer Miguel Ioan Littin
Art Director Rodrigo Bazaes
Directed by Andrés Wood
VIOLETA WENT TO HEAVEN tells the story of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra, tracing her evolution from impoverished child to international sensation and Chile's national hero, while capturing the swirling intensity of her inner contradictions, fallibilities, and passions.
From the marquee that she built in Santiago, Chile, Violeta Parra is visited by people who shaped her life. We gradually find out her secrets, fears, frustrations and joys, not only through performances of her multiple works but also through her memories, her loves, and her hopes. Her achievements are suspended in a passionate journey with the characters who made her dream, laugh and cry.
"Write as you like, use the rhythms that come out, try different instruments, sit at the piano, destroy the metric, shout instead of singing, blow your guitar and ring the horn. Hate mathematics, and love eddies. Creation is a bird without a flight plan, that will never fly in a straight line" - Violeta Parra
DVD Extras Include:
• Theatrical trailer
• Stills gallery
"...unfolds as a poetic sine wave of celebration and defeat." - The New York Times
"the movie is blessed with star Francisca Gavilan, whose grave, driven Violeta is convincingly four-dimensional, thrumming with maternal-feminist power yet plagued by self-loathing and depression. (She also sings Parra's songs, with scorching full-throatedness.) A rare Chilean film that doesn't mention either the Allende or Pinochet regimes, Violeta Went to Heaven is a love letter to a lost 20th-century goddess. It's hard to resist her." - Time Out New York
"Gavilan's performance bears out Parra's advice to "hate mathematics and embrace chaos," and falls between private and public, assurance and self-doubt. It's no surprise that Violeta Went to Heaven was Chile's Oscar submission..." - AV Club
- Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize, 2012
Interested in bringing Violeta Went to Heaven to your school or library? If you'd like to have an in-class viewing, on-campus screening, or purchase the DVD for your library's collection, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880 with your request.
Violeta Went to Heaven may also be available with Public Performance Rights (PPR) and Digital Site Licensing (DSL) for colleges and universities. To purchase the DVD with PPR or DSL, please contact Estelle Grosso or call (212) 629-6880. Click here to learn more at Kino Lorber Edu.
“A work that feels like you could excavate, or wander through, forever.” - ArtForum Watch BACURAU at home, and hel…' https://t.co/aRQMuy8oQ7'
@starkholborn We're the distributor in US and Canada, and' @mubi' is putting the film out in the UK!
We can't wait! BTW, anyone can watch, from anywhere. Be sure to watch BACURAU in advance. Here's a list of theat…' https://t.co/lq6zII2T6W'
"...watch a pissed off Sônia Braga take on Udo Kier in a high-octane wild ride all the while making sure your favor…' https://t.co/4h7PvBfTPN'
@TheLittleRoch Great plan!
RT' @DreadCentral': Good Deed & Kino Marquee Partner for EXTRA ORDINARY Virtual Theatrical Release -' https://t.co/miMyBQUMwa'' https://t.co/9pH…'
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 2nd! Let's Kill Uncle (1966) • Brand New 2K Master • NEW Audio Commentary by Film Historian Kat Ellinger…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': Coming June 16th! Mary, Queen of Scots (1971) • Audio Commentary by Film Historian/Critic Sergio Mims • Isolated Mus…
RT' @KLStudioClassic': The Road to Murder in Love and War: Three Films from Claude Chabrol' https://t.co/aGKKKonu3Q'' https://t.co/wOaNZ6FERX'
Inquiries & Press
333 W. 39th St., Ste. 503
New York, NY 10018
Tel. (800) 562-3330
Fax. (212) 714-0871
Press & Media
For publicity assistance and press inquiries please contact us by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or calling 212-629-6880.