Memories of My Father
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Memories of My Father

The true life story of Héctor Abad Gómez, a renowned Colombian doctor and human rights activist in corrupt and chaotic 1970s Medellín, Colombia. Directed by Academy-Award® winner Fernando Trueba.

Directed by Academy-Award® winner Fernando Trueba (BELLE EPOQUE), MEMORIES OF MY FATHER dramatizes the true life story of Héctor Abad Gómez, (Goya Award winner Javier Cámara, from Pedro Almodóvar’s TALK TO HER and BAD EDUCATION), a renowned Colombian doctor and human rights activist in corrupt and chaotic 1970s Medellín, Colombia. A devoted father, Abad Gómez adored his children and fought against oppression and social inequality at great sacrifice to himself and his family. Colombia’s official submission for the 93rdAcademy Awards, the film is a stylish and beautifully shot portrait of a man who dedicated his life to helping others. MEMORIES OF MY FATHER is based on the international best-seller, OBLIVION: A MEMOIR, written by Héctor Abad Faciolince, the son of Héctor Abad Gómez and one of Colombia’s most acclaimed contemporary authors.