Latin Wave 8 screening: Violeta Went to Heaven

Kino Lorber

The eighth edition of Latin Wave: New Films from Latin America takes place May 2–5, with a group of new films premiering at the MFAH.

Famed Chilean singer/songwriter Violeta Parra is a household name throughout Latin America, known both for the power of her music as well as for her life dedicated to music, art and love. Violeta's vivid and fervent life comes alive onscreen with perceptive delicacy and nuance.

Wood's non-chronological approach to Violeta's extraordinary biography moves from her early days traveling in the Andes to time spent in Poland and France, chasing love and artistic greatness. Played with precision by Francisca Gavilán, the film's musical sequences are powerful and moving.

Based on a book by one of Violeta's children, audiences meet a dedicated artist who is not always the most conscious or present mother. Interesting and captivating, this portrait of a female artist trying to find her place in a male-dominated milieu is a testament to the woman it portrays.




Museum of Fine Arts, Houston
1001 Bissonnet St.
Houston, TX 77005


$10 general admission; $8 MFAH members, seniors and students.
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