ComingSoon is excited to debut an exclusive clip from Memories of My Father, the Colombian drama directed by Fernando Trueba and written by David Trueba, based on the book El Olvido que Seremos by Hector Abad Faciolince. The film opened on November 18 in New York and Miami and is set to be released on November 25 in Los Angeles and San Francisco.
“Based on the eponymous book Oblivion: A Memoir, this film is about a good man, Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist in the polarized and violent Medellín of the 70s,” reads the film’s synopsis. “The story tells of the life of the doctor, a father who is concerned about both his children and children from less favored classes. The setting is the house, where you breathe an air of vitality and creativity characteristic of education based on tolerance and love. Nothing suggests that terrible cancer will end the life of one of his daughters. Sadness and rage at the loss of an exceptional being will lead Hector to give himself, with all his soul, to the cause of opening his eyes to an intolerant society that not only does not listen to him but will persecute him to silence him. 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.”
Check out the exclusive Memories of My Father clip below:
Memories of My Father stars Javier Cámara, Nicolás Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego, Patricia Tamayo, Maria Tereza Barreto, and Laura Londoño.