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EL OLVIDO QUE SEREMOS

FORGOTTEN WE'LL BE

Fernando TRUEBA

2020

136

minutes

COLOMBIA

An historical epic shot in Colombia by Spanish filmmaker Fernando Trueba, who won the Oscar for Best Foreign Language Film for Belle Époque in 1994. Adapted for the screen based on Héctor Abad Faciolince's El olvido que seremos (Forgotten We’ll Be, published by Gallimard in France), the present here is shot in black and white, while the past is infused with colour. The film is the story of childhood's paradise lost, and the nightmare of a country crippled by violence, where families are torn apart. A child's vision of his much loved and loving father is well served by Javier Cámara's masterful performance as a medical authority and father figure. El olvido que seremos (Forgotten We’ll Be) was inspired by a sonnet by Jose Luis Borges.

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Forgotten We´ll Be describes the life of Héctor Abad Gómez, a doctor and a human rights activist in the violent 1970s Medellin. A family man worried about both his own children and the children of the underprivileged classes. At his home, you can breathe vitality and creativity, the result of an education based on tolerance and love. But a terrible cancer takes the life of one of his daughters. Driven by sadness and rage, Héctor devotes himself to the social and political causes of the time, but he is harassed and killed by a hitman. This is an intimate story seen through the eyes of his only son, Héctor Abad Facilionce, one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary Colombia.

CASTING

Javier CAMARA

Héctor Abad Gómez

CREDITS

Fernando TRUEBA

Realisation

David TRUEBA

Screenplay

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PRODUCTION

CARACOL TELEVISION

Cale 35 # 5-89 110311 BOGOTA

COLOMBIA

57430-6000

SALES

FILM FACTORY ENTERTAINMENT

933684608

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