Eternal Love Zinemaldia Film Of A Son For His Murdered Father

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Abad Gomez a doctor and human rights activist was assassinated in Medellín that phrase which appears in many encyclopedias inaccurately sums up what happened The day Abad was shot they also killed a father and a husband a very loved person and also much reviled from conservative sectors in Colombia His body was left in the street watched for hours by his son Héctor Abad Faciolince who later in 2006 published

The forgetfulness that we will bea chronicle of his fatherchild relationship a struggle to resurrect his memories of his father and his family world a very special universe For years I have been giving away this book it is one of my vices I think it is the one that I have given the most in my life recalls Fernando Trueba who has directed its film adaptation

Along with him Javier Cámara who plays Héctor Abad The film which bears the stamp of the Cannes festival where it would have participated if the pandemic had not devastated the cultural world closes the Zinemaldia Released in Colombia it will probably arrive in Spanish theaters in March

It is the first time that Trueba has directed a commission I only make personal films because its the only thing I know how to do If the proposal comes from outside I only direct it because I could internalize it

I felt that I had an eye on the novel explains the director The forgetfulness that we will beit has many angles to feel that personal bond For example it tells the story of a family the relationship between a father and a son

For me the film talks about happiness about love about a wonderful bubble and how reality ends up screwing up the party In addition he says he was attracted to the atmosphere of the boy Hector Jr in a family surrounded by women among his five sisters his mother the maids a nun

He made me remember movies and books that I like Even so he bargained as much as possible to accept the proposal of the Colombian producer It seemed impossible to take him to the movies

I dont know its one of the two books that my mother reread in her life he smiles I attended several meetings and I rejected it yes with all my gratitude Besides it is that reading books to look for a movie

It seems tacky to me although this was not the case Cristina Huete his wife and producer read it again in one day because she does it very quickly and she agreed I took it and thought Impossible but there would be a possibility if we take it here Cristina caught me And thats how Trueba ended in Colombia Telling someone elses life as Emmanuel Carrère said

The first thing I thought already put to work was that what a pity that Javier Camara was not Colombian And just then I got an email from Abad telling me that he was grateful for joining the project and that there was an actor who looked like his father who was the ideal

Javier Camara aforementioned confesses that his answer was that maybe they should look for a Colombian interpreter Trueba points out Although in this case there was no need to do a Colombian accent or a Paisa accentfrom Medellín but to do Héctor Abad Gómezs which is completely different And Javier has the most important condition of all in addition to being a very good actor which is that since Abad Gómez loves life he has the joy of living And that cannot be falsified

The actor defines his character as what Americans say bigger than life And he explains about his investigation I spoke with one of the people who appeared on the threatened list in which Abad also appeared by the way that equals us because we live in a country where there were also lists

Who told me that they left Colombia running because if they had dared with a symbol a loving conscientious exemplary person what would not happen to the rest Camera felt in a moment the weight of the royal Abbot from which he had to detach himself to roll There was something curious with each one you spoke to he felt the most loved by Héctor Each daughter told you that it was her fathers favorite because he managed to create that emotion Ugh he was an almost elusive character

Abad Faciolince resigned to participate in the script because Trueba explains he did not want to go through the suffering process that he went through to write the novel again and because he made it clear that he did not know anything about scripts And he went to Europe at the beginning of filming so as not to disturb In the end it did come close Some time before one day explains the protagonist Héctor approached me

I wanted him to sign the book given by Fernando three years before and he to take a picture of me for his sisters I asked him if they had seen any of my movies and he replied No they are going to be very excited when they see that you are just like my dad I took the photo I stepped away a bit and I was convinced I couldnt escape that blessing

They both remember a filming full of anecdotes of people who came because they had met the real doctor A supporting actor came in in a suit and he told me that he had been with Dr Abad twice that the last time he was wearing that suit and that if he could put it on for the movie Another actress I chose told me at the end that Abad had saved her husbands life Chamber emphasizes

It is that many of those happened to us He remembers one related to people on the street touching him as if he were the real doctor Magical realism really exists in Colombia Not only is it in the books but people own it and you notice it through their gaze They also felt the hatred in details such as that the Church refused to give up any building to film the burial

Because there is still a struggle in Colombia Trueba affects The day we shot the last conversation between Abad and his wife they announced on the radio that some streets were being closed Cecilia her widow heard her took a taxi and stood with a walker in front of a police fence And when they asked her where they were going she replied Let me pass I am the protagonist.

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