Chilean Films “Violeta went to heaven” and “Young and wild” winners at Sundance Film Festival
The Chilean film “Violeta se fue a los Cielos” (Violeta Went to Heaven) by director Andres Wood won the Jury Grand Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, the largest independent cinema festival in the United States.
Chile also won the International Award for Best Screenplay with the film “Joven y Alocada” (Young and Wild) by Marialy Rivas.
This is a recognition on behalf of the entire Chilean film community, Wood told the medio. He also directed other outstanding films like “Machuca” (Smash) and “La Buena Vida” (The Good Life).
The Chilean film “Violet Went to Heaven” brings about a life stage of Chilean singer, painter and embroiderer Violeta Parra, and is based on her biography wrote by his son Angel Parra.
The film is also vying as a finalist, at the moment, for the Goya Awards in the category of Best Ibero-American Film, with a cast including actress Francisca Gavilán. It is a co-production of Chile, Brazil, Argentina and Spain.
The Sundance Film Festival began in 1983 at the initiative of U.S. actor and director Robert Redford in order to promote independent creation, not subject to Hollywood rules and demands.
Source: Prensa Latina
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