The extraordinary story of the iconic poet, musician and folksinger Violeta Parra, whose songs have become hymns for Chileans and Latin Americans alike. Director Andrés Wood (Machuca) traces the intensity and explosive vitality of her life, from humble origins to international fame, her defense of indigenous cultures and devotion to her art.
Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes
poignant portrait of an artist unable to escape the stamp of her class or the burdens of aging.Jeannette Catsoulis, New York Times, 03.28.2013
Violeta Went to Heaven's creators do a disservice to Chilean singer and multi-hyphenate artist Violeta Parra's legacy by making her suicide the logical climax to her working life.Simon Abrams, Village Voice, 03.26.2013
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.Michael Atkinson, Time Out New York, 03.26.2013
Unlike most awards-grubbing biopics, this one feels no need to telegraph its own difficulty.Sam Adams, AV Club, 03.28.2013