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Kino Lorber Picks Up 'Violeta Went to Heaven'

The biopic about South American singer and poet Violeta Parra won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at this year's Sundance Film Festival.

Violeta Went to Heaven
"Violeta Went to Heaven"

Kino Lorber has acquired North American rights to Violeta Went to Heaven, Andres Wood’s biopic of the South American folksinger and poet Violeta Parra, which won the World Cinema Dramatic Jury Prize at this year’s Sundance Film Festival.

Directed by Wood and written by Eliseo Altunaga, the film stars Francisca Gavilan as Parra, who popularized the “Nueva Cancion” movement.

The film will play the current Latinbeat film series in New York City organized by the Film Society of Lincoln Center and programmed by Richard Pena and Marcela Goglio. The distributor then plans a nationwide theatrical release at the end of this year.

The deal was negotiated by Kino Lorber CEO Richard Lorber and Juan Torres of Madrid-based Latido Films.