HBO has picked up the U.S. TV rights for the thought-provoking documentary “Sins of My Father,” directed and produced by Argentina- and New York-based filmmaker Nicolas Entel.
The film, which had its world premiere at the 2009 International Documentary Film Festival, opened in 25 theaters in Colombia, the largest number of theaters for a documentary film opening in the country’s history. An official selection in the World Documentary Competition at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival, “Sins of My Father” will debut on HBO in fall 2010.
The feature documentary tells the fascinating inside story of Pablo Escobar, the most notorious drug lord in Colombian history, through the eyes of Sebastian Marroquin, his only son, who changed his name and fled Colombia after his father’s death. For the first time in more than a decade, Marroquin and his mother, Maria Victoria, break their silence in deeply personal interviews, while never before seen pictures and home movies from the Escobar archive paint an intimate portrait of their family life.