VIFF 2012 Review: Violeta Went To Heaven
The om-inous portents fly solemnly by in this humourless, fictionalized portrait of Violeta Parra, which turns her into a kind of Frida Kahlo of revolution-era Chile. Some of her music and folkloric visual art—which made it all the way to the Louvre—is wonderfully evoked. But her best-known song, “Gracias a la Vida”, is missing, oddly enough.
Vancity, September 27 (7 p.m.); Vogue, October 3 (6 p.m.); Granville, October 6 (noon).