A portrait of famed Chilean singer and folklorist Violeta Parra filled with her musical work, her memories, her loves and her hopes. –Sundance Film Festival
Andrés Wood Montt is a Chilean film director born in 1965. He is most famous for the films Historias de Fútbol / Soccer Stories (1997), La Fiebre del Loco/ Loco Fever (2002), his most well known film Machuca (2004) and his most recent La Buena Vida/ The Good Life (2008). His 2011 film Violeta has been selected as the Chilean entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 84th Academy Awards.
Wood is a Chilean of Irish and Scottish descent. He was educated at a private English school in Santiago. He graduated as an economist from the Catholic University of Chile in 1988. In 1991 he studied at the New York University Film School. —Wikipedia
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