From the director of Machuca, 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. 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.
Chile's official submission for Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards 2012.
WINNER: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic, Sundance, 2012
"Indispensably supported by Miguel Ioan Littin’s exquisite photography, Mr. Wood has created a poignant portrait of an artist unable to escape the stamp of her class or the burdens of aging." -NYTimes