Memories of My Father

Directed by Fernando Trueba
Theatrical Release Date November 16, 2022
Run Time 136 min

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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fernando Trueba (Belle Époque) and based on the eponymous book Oblivion: A Memoir, the film is about prominent doctor and human rights activist Héctor Abad Gómez (Javier Cámara). Taking place in the polarized and violent Medellín (Colombia’s “City of Eternal Spring”) of the 1970s, the story tells of the life of the doctor, a father who 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. 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.

Are we the sum of the images we compile and display of ourselves, or are we something richer, and deeper?

An absolutely winning performance...genuinely moving.” -The Arts Desk

“A loving and welcoming, portrait.” -Eye For Film

“A tenderly funny family drama.” -The Guardian

Name Role
Fernando Trueba Director
Javier Cámara Héctor Abad Gómez
Nicolás Reyes Cano Quinquin
Juan Pablo Urrego Héctor
Patricia Tamayo Cecilia Faciolince
Maria Tereza Barreto Mariluz
Laura Londoño Clara
Country Colombia
Languages Spanish
Subtitles Yes
Run time 136 min
Year Completed 2020
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