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Memories of My Father (2022)

Opens on December 9

Director: Fernando Trueba Run Time: 136 min. Rating: NR Release Year: 2020

Starring: Aída Morales, Daniela Abad Lombana, Javier Cámara, Juan Pablo Urrego, Patricia Tamayo

Country: Colombia
Language: Spanish, Italian, English

About the film:

Official Selection 2020 Cannes Film Festival. Selected as the Colombian entry for the Best International Feature Film at the 93rd Academy Awards.

In the polarized and violent Medellín (Colombia’s ‘City of Eternal Spring’) of the 1970s, prominent doctor and human rights activist Héctor Abad Gómez is concerned about both his children and children from less favored classes. After a devastating loss in the family, Héctor gives himself to the greater cause of public health programs for the poor in Medellín to the consternation of the city’s authorities.

From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fernando Trueb, this is an intimate story that we see from the eyes of a father’s only son, Héctor Abad Faciolince, one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary Colombia.

About the filmmaker:

Fernando Trueba is a Spanish book editor, screenwriter, film director and producer. Between 1974 and 1979, he worked as a film critic for Spain’s leading daily newspaper El País. In 1980, he founded the monthly film magazine Casablanca, which he edited and directed during its first two years. Among other awards, he has won the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film with Belle Époque in 1994, the Goya Award as Best Director three times and a Silver Bear for Year of Enlightenment (1986) at the 1987 Berlin Film Festival. His other award winning features include The Girl of Your Dreams (1998), Miracle of Candeal (2004), Chico and Rita (2010). As a music producer he has won two Grammy Awards and four Latin Grammy Awards.

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