Memories of My Father

This is a wonderfully sympathetic, deeply felt and tenderly funny family drama with a novelistic attention to details and episodes.

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Memories of My Father

Official Selection of Colombia for the 93rd Academy Awards
Official Selection of Cannes

The life of Héctor Abad Gómez, one of Colombia’s most beloved national figures, is beautifully dramatized by Fernando Trueba, the director of Academy Award winning
Belle Epoque.

Almodóvar regular Javier Cámara plays Gómez, in this adaptation of his son’s Héctor Abad Faciolince richly evocative memoir. It recounts life in the turbulent South American country in the 1970s and 1980s, charting how the city of Medellín’s descent into corruption transformed the halcyon days of Héctor’s youth as his father became an increasingly outspoken critic of the government. Shifting between the stark black and white images of the 1980s and warmer color tones that define life the 1970s, Fernando Trueba’s film balances a nuanced portrait of family life with the harsher realities of a rapidly changing world. Cámara, who drew worldwide acclaim as the nurse in
Talk to Her, movingly captures Gómez as both caring father and activist whose politics were based less on ideology and more on the human rights of everyday people in being able to access the necessities of life: Food, water and adequate shelter.
Not Rated
Genre
Drama
Runtime
136
Language
Spanish
Director
Fernando Trueba
Writer(s)
David Trueba
Cast
Javier Cámara, Juan Pablo Urrego, Patricia Tamayo, Nicolas Reyes
FEATURED REVIEW
Anna Smith, Deadline Hollywood Daily

Having scored an Oscar for Spain with Belle Epoque in 1994, director Fernando Trueba returns to the International Feature Film race with a Colombian entry. 'Memories Of My Father' (aka 'El Olvido Que Seremos') strikes a similarly nostalgic note to 'Belle Epoque,' but focuses on familial love. Based ...

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