Violeta Went to Heaven

April 4 // Violeta Went To Heaven (Violeta Se Fue A Los Cielos) 

6:30 pm.
ACMI cinemas 


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

"The prize-winning biopic spotlights the legacy and tumultuous life of Chilean musician and folklorist Violeta Parra." 


Director: Andrés Wood
Country: Chilean co-production
Year: 2011
Duration: 110 mins
Classification: M
Spanish/French/Polish with English subtitles

WINNER: Sundance World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize
2012 Chile's official submission to the Best Foreign Language Film category of the 84th Academy Awards 2012.