Fernando Trueba’s latest work won’t soon be Forgotten…
The 65-year-old Spanish filmmaker’sdrama Forgotten We’ll Be, a Cannes Official Selection film, has scored U.S. and United Kingdom deals via a joint acquisition from Cohen Media Group and Artificial Eye.
Trueba’s latest film is adapted from Héctor Abad Faciolince’s novel about his father, Colombian human rights activist Dr. Héctor Abad Gómez.
Starring Javier Cámara (Talk To Her),the story follows a man torn between the love of his family and his political fight set in the violence-riddled Colombia of recent decades. The film also stars Juan Pablo Urrego (Memoria), Patricia Tamayo (Amigo de nadie) and Aida Morales (Chanc).
It’s the first joint buy from the two firms after AE was acquired by CMG last year.
The film will be released theatrically in the U.S. and the UK in 2021.
Trueba’s previous film credits include Belle Époque, which earned him an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, La reina de España and Chico & Rita.