Tue, 06 Sept|
Forgotten We'll Be (El Ovido Queen Seramos) Spanish Film Festival Caloundra
Multi award-winning film starring the wonderful Javier Camara as Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist, set in Colombia in the 1970s. A tender true story about love of family in trying times. Brilliant. "Wonderful" The Guardian.
Time & Location
06 Sept, 7:00 pm
Caloundra, 11 Bulcock St, Caloundra QLD 4551, Australia
About the Event
From award-winning director Fernando Trueba (Belle Époque), Forgotten We’ll Be portrays the life of Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist, set in the polarised, violent Colombia of the 1970s. Starring Javier Cámara (Truman-Living Is Easy With Eyes Closed ), this tender family drama tells the story of a man torn between the love of his family and his political fight.
Gómez’s home was imbued with vitality and creativity, the result of an education based on tolerance and love. Devoted to the social and political causes of the time, with particular concerns for his own children and the underprivileged classes, Medellin’s intolerant society would harass him until he was finally silenced.
Adapted from prominent Colombian author Héctor Abad Faciolince’s memoir about his father, this is an intimate story seen through the eyes of Gómez’s only son. Shifting between the personal to the political, this warm and affecting film is a vivid portrait of an intelligent, principled and kind man, featuring a wonderful performance, as always from Javier Cámara.
Winner BEST FILM Spanish Academy Awards for Latin American film
Forgotten We'll Be