The Chilean film “No” was the winner of the first prize Coral Award for fiction at the 34th Havana Film Festival. “No”, directed by Chilean director Pablo Larrain, and starring Mexican actor Gael Garcia Bernal, is about the referendum vote that finally removed Augusto Pinochet from power in 1990. With “No”, Larrain completes his trilogy on the Chilean dictatorship, which began with “Tony Manero” and was followed by “Post Mortem”.
The second place Coral award in the Best Fiction Film category also went to Chile, “Violeta se fue a los cielos”, by Andres Wood. The film chronicles the life and death of the singer Violeta Parra, one of the most celebrated voices of Latin American popular song.