Melbourne Filmoteca presents Violeta Went to Heaven

Film, Special screenings
Violeta Went to Heaven

Connect with Latin culture when the Hispanic film collective hosts a screening of an acclaimed Chilean movie

Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra made huge contributions to Chilean and Hispanic culture, spearheading the genre known as New Chilean Music.

This year marks the centenary of her birth, and to mark the occasion the Melbourne Filmoteca is holding a special screening of the 2011 biopic Violeta Went to Heaven, by filmmaker Andrés Wood, at ACMI. Francisca Gavilán stars in the film, which won a major prize at Sundance in 2012 and explains why Parra is known as the Mother of South American Folk Music.

Melbourne Filmoteca was founded in 1999 and hosts regular independent screenings of Spanish and Latin American films at the ACMI cinemas in Federation Square, showcasing a slice of Latin culture in the heart of Melbourne.

VIP guests at the screening will include both the consul general of Chile, Mr Gabriel Jara Maldonado, and the consul general of Spain, Mr Juan Carlos Gafo Acevedo.

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