Chauncey -Theater 1 Thu, Nov 4 7:15 PM
Event Info
Dialogue:Author Héctor Abad Faciolince in person!
Series Info
Series:Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:137 minutes
Director:Fernando Trueba
Year Released:2020
Production Country:Colombia
Language:Spanish w/ English subtitles


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Sponsored by the University of Iowa International Programs, the Obermann Center for Advanced Studies, the University of Iowa Provost's Office, and the University of Iowa Department of Communication Studies 

Join us for a post-screening Q&A with author Héctor Abad Faciolince

This show is FREE and open to the public with no limit on capacity. Entry is first come first served. Doors open approximately 30 minutes before start time. Please plan to arrive early to check in.

PLEASE NOTE: this event will be full capacity with enhanced wellness protocols in place requiring either a 72-hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test or documentation of a vaccine card in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test for each individual 12 or older attending.

"A wonderfully sympathetic, deeply felt and tenderly funny family drama with a novelistic attention to details and episodes." —Peter Bradshaw, The Guardian

With this intimate historical drama, Oscar-winning Spanish director Fernando Trueba (Belle Epoque, Chico & Rita) adapts El olivdo que seremos, Héctor Abad Faciolince's popular memoir about his father, portrayed beautifully by Javier Cámara (Talk to Her, The Young Pope). A doctor and a human rights activist concerned with both his own children and the children of the underprivileged classes in the violent 1970s in Medellin, Colombia, you can breathe the vitality and creativity in his home that come from a progressive education based on tolerance and love. But driven by sadness and rage when a terrible cancer takes the life of one of his daughters, Héctor devotes himself to the social and political causes of the time, without regard to his personal safety. The story is seen through the eyes of his only son, Héctor Abad Faciolince, one of the foremost writers in contemporary Colombia, and aside from being Colombia's official Oscar entry for the 2021 edition, it recently took home Best Iberoamerican Film at the 2021 Goya Awards and swept the 2021 Platino Awards winning Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Screenplay, and Best Art Direction.