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Memories of My Father

Memories of My Father

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. 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.

- Synopsis provided by Internet Video Archive

Credits

Director:

  • Fernando Trueba

Writer:

  • David Trueba

Producers:

  • Aaron Bergantiños
  • Dago García
  • Jorge Roldan
  • María Isabel Páramo
  • Riccardo Neri

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