THE ETERNAL MEMORY
At the Sundance premiere of The Eternal Memory, everyone was crying. Augustino and Paulina have been together for 25 years. Unfortunately, he has been suffering from Alzheimer’s disease for a decade, and they live in fear that one day he will not recognize her anymore. From the moment Augustino receives the diagnosis, Paulina, a famous actor and former Minister of Culture of Chile, does not separate from him and introduces him into her world. The director has been gathering the footage over the course of four years, and in the film, they intertwine with family footage of this couple. This film shows that there are many ways to be a couple, and more than one way to experience love.
Maite Alberdi is originally from Santiago. She majored in Aesthetics and Social Communication at the Pontifical Catholic University of Chile, where she is still an audiovisual director. Alberdi is a visiting professor of documentary filmmaking at several universities, and in 2018, she was invited to the board of governors of the American Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences as a representative of the documentary branch. In 2021, the film The Mole Agent (El agente topo) received an Oscar nomination for Best Documentary Feature Film. Alberdi’s style is famous for her ability to, in a rather personal manner, tell mundane stories reflecting big ethical dilemmas.
FESTIVALS AND AWARDS
Sundance Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival – Best Documentary
THE ETERNAL MEMORY (doc.)
DIRECTOR: Maite Alberdi
PRODUCTION: Micromundo, Fabula