Forgotten We’ll Be (2020)

Original title: El olvido que seremos 

Language: Spanish with English subtitles

The story about a Colombian writer’s father. His father was a university professor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. Writer exposes his feelings related to his lovely father and he describes his family story and all drama related with the killing of his father. It is a moving film based on a book with the same title. It is a sample of violence related events to political Colombia’s social life during last three decades.

The movie FORGOTTEN WE’LL BE (2020) is based on a book with the same title. The movie is about a Colombian writer’s father. His father was a university professor who promoted tolerance and human rights in his country. The writer exposes his feelings related to his kind and wonderful father and he describes his family story and his father’s ultimate sacrifice for the values he believed in. FORGOTTEN WE’LL BE is a moving portrayal of the violence that has plagued Colombia’s social life for the last three decades. It is a story that needs to be told, and one that will hopefully help promote tolerance and understanding in the world today.

Javier Cámarapace, who plays Héctor Abad Gómezdialogue, gives a riveting performance as the father who is gunned down in cold blood. His final words to his son, “Forgive them, they know not what they do,” are sure to resonate with viewers long after the movie has ended. Nicolás Reyes Cano, who portrays the young son, is also excellent in his role. The development of all the characters is handled very effectively. and the movie flows smoothly from beginning to end.

Despite the movie’s heavy themes, there’s lots of good humour as well, which helps to lighten the mood. The soundtrack is also exceptionally good, with a mix of traditional Colombian music and more modern tunes. The cinematography and reproduction of the period are both well done. Fernando Trueba directs the movie with a steady hand, ensuring that the story is told in an engaging and moving way, although it does, at times, feel a little too long.

FORGOTTEN WE’LL BE is a powerful movie that tells an important story. It is very well made and features some great performances. However, its length and heavy subject matter mean that it may not be a movie for everyone.

Rating: 4 out of 5.

(In cinemas in Australia – check your movie guide for your local show times.)

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