Chilean Film on Violeta Parra to Compete for the Oscar

26/09/2011 at 9:30 pm Leave a comment

The film “Violeta went to Heaven,” by Andres Wood, will be the Chilean applicant for a quota of nominees for the Oscars in the category of Best Foreign Language Film .
Starring by Francisca Gavilan and inspired by the life of the Chilean singer Violeta Parra, the film will have among its rival bids from several Latin American cinema, like the Mexican film Miss Bala, by Gerardo Naranjo and produced by famous actors Diego Luna and Gael García.
“Violet went to heaven” was chosen by a committee of some 40 local experts, including producers, writers, directors, actors, audiovisual technicians, cultural sector officials and musicians.

According to Chilean actress Catalina Saavedra, award-winning star of The Nanny, “Violeta went to heaven” presents a significant technical level and plot and has the figure of Violeta Parra, who is universally beloved.

Source: Inside Costa Rica


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