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Forgotten We’ll Be, new film adapted from Hector Abad’s Oblivion – UK / US release slated for 2021

Forgotten We’ll Be is the latest film from Oscar-winning director Trueba (Belle EpoqueChico & RitaOpera Prima) and is adapted from Héctor Abad Faciolince’s best-selling memoir, Oblivion.  Considered ‘one of the must-read books in contemporary Spanish-language literature and the true story of his father, Colombian human rights activist Dr. Héctor Abad Gómez’, Oblivion was published in English translation by World Editions in 2019.

Starring Javier Cámara (The Young Pope, Talk to Her), the film, Forgotten We’ll Be, tells the story of a man torn between the love of his family and his political fight set in the violence-riddled Colombia of recent decades. The film also stars Juan Pablo Urrego (Memoria), Patricia Tamayo (Amigo de nadie) and Aida Morales (ChanceThe Stolen Daughter).

The Hollywood Reporter writes, ‘The drama portrays a family man worried not only for his own children, but those of the underprivileged classes as well. His home was imbued with vitality and creativity, the result of an education based on tolerance and love. Driven by sadness and rage, Dr. Gomez devoted himself to the social and political causes of the time, but Medellín’s intolerant society would harass him until he was finally silenced.’

The film will be released theatrically in the U.S. and the U.K. in 2021 via Curzon cinemas

You can watch the trailer here