Forgotten We’ll Be [Special Presentation]

March 28, 2020
New York City
Cinepolis Chelsea Auditorium


Saturday, April 30, 2022 – 8:15 PM


YEAR 2020
DURATION 136 min
LANGUAGE Spanish with English subtitles

Based on the book of the same name, El olvido que seremos (Forgotten We’ll Be) portrays the life of a good man, Héctor Abad Gómez, a prominent doctor and human rights activist in the violent Medellin of the 70s. The story follows the life of the doctor, a family man worried not only for his own children but for 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. Nothing could foretell that a terrible cancer would take the life of one of his beloved daughters. Driven by sadness and rage, Héctor devoted himself to the social and political causes of the time. But Medellin’s intolerant society would harass him until he was finally silenced. An intimate story seen through the eyes of his only male son, Héctor Abad Faciolince, one of the most outstanding writers in contemporary Colombia.



Fernando Trueba
SCRIPT David Trueba
PRODUCER Caracol Televisión, Dago García Producciones
EDITOR Marta Velasco Díaz
Sergio Iván Castaño
Javier Cámara, Patricia Tamayo, Nicolás Reyes Cano, Juan Pablo Urrego, Laura Londoño, María Teresa Barreto, Elisabeth Minotta, Aída Morales, Kepa Amuchastegui, Gustavo Angarita


Fernando Trueba (Madrid, 1955) debuted in 1980 with Ópera prima, award-winner in Venice and Chicago. In 1993 his film Belle Époque received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, as well as nine Goya awards. In San Sebastian he has shown Mientras el cuerpo aguante (Official Selection, 1982), El milagro de Candeal (Velodrome, 2004), El baile de la victoria (The Dancer and the Thief, Official Selection, out of competition, 2009) and El artista y el modelo (The Artist and the Model, 2012), Best Director Silver Shell. Also worthy of mention in his filmography are El año de las luces (1986), El sueño del mono loco (The Mad Monkey, 1989), La niña de tus ojos (The Girl of Your Dreams, 1998), Calle 54 (2000) and Chico & Rita (2012), co-directed with Javier Mariscal, candidate for the Academy Award for Best Animated Feature. El olvido que seremos was part of the Cannes 2020 Official Selection.