Photo: Andrés Wood Released Trailer for "Violeta se fué a los Cielos"
“Violeta se Fué a Los Cielos” is the name of Andres Wood’s latest production. It is a film about the life and work of Violeta Parra.
Violeta del Carmen Parra Sandoval was a Chilean folklore singer and visual artist. She was one of the main figures of the “Chilean’ New Song,” (La Nueva Canción chilena), a revolutionary take on of Chilean folk music which would become tremendously influential and extend ideas and sounds far beyond Chile.
Andrés Wood says actress Francisca Gavilán’s portrayal of Violeta Parra surpassed any expectations of producers, cast and crew members, “she is the movie,” remarked Wood.
The film is based on a book penned by Parra’s son, and will open in Chile this upcoming fall.