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Cohen Media Group, Curzon Buy Fernando Trueba’s Cannes Title ‘Forgotten We’ll Be’

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Cohen Media Group and Curzon have acquired North American and U.Ok. distribution rights to the Colombian drama “Forgotten We’ll Be,” directed by Fernando Trueba.

The acquisition was unveiled Monday, and seems to be the primary deal introduced for a movie from the 2020 Cannes Official Selection. It’s additionally the primary acquisition made collectively throughout each main English-speaking territories for the reason that CMG buy of Curzon in December. The movie shall be launched theatrically within the U.S. and U.Ok. in 2021. Variety revealed the movie’s trailer final week.

“Forgotten We’ll Be” is customized from Héctor Abad Faciolince’s memoir about his father, Colombian human rights activist Dr. Héctor Abad Gómez. Javier Cámara stars within the story of a person torn between the love of his household and his political combat, set within the violence-riddled Colombia of current many years. Gomez devoted himself to social and political causes earlier than he was murdered in 1987 in Colombia.

Trueba beforehand instructed Variety, “I didn’t want to tell just the story of an assassination, but rather also talk about the family and their kind of lost paradise, a place of freedom and family love. Early on, people said I was making a political film. For me, first and foremost, it’s a love story between a father and son, and all of a family.”

The movie additionally stars Juan Pablo Urrego, Patricia Tamayo and Aida Morales. It’s produced by Caracol Television and DGP.

“Forgotten We’ll Be” is the second collaboration between Cohen Media Group and director Trueba, whose “The Artist and the Model” was launched by CMG in 2013. Trueba received the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film in 1993 for “Belle Epoque.”

The distribution deal was negotiated by Robert Aaronson of CMG and Vicente Canales of Film Factory Entertainment.

While there isn’t a bodily competition this yr, the Cannes Market kicks off right this moment with two separate digital occasions — the Cinando-hosted Marché du Film and the Hollywood companies’ A Demain Marché.

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