The Eternal Memory
Director: Maite Alberdi Run Time: 84 min. Release Year: 2023 Language: Spanish
Starring: Augusto Góngora, Paulina Urrutia
Augusto and Paulina have been together and in love for 25 years. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease, and his wife has since become his caretaker. As one of Chile’s most prominent cultural commentators and television presenters, Augusto is no stranger to building an archive of memory, having been responsible for that herculean task following the Pinochet dictatorship and its systematic erasure of collective consciousness. Now he turns that work to his own life, trying to hold on to his identity with the help of his beloved. Day by day, the couple face this challenge head-on, adapting to the disruptions brought on by the taxing disease while relying on the tender affection and sense of humor shared between them that remains intact.
Maite Alberdi Soto is a Chilean film producer, director, documentarian, screenwriter, and film critic. Her film The Mole Agent (2020) was an Academy Awards nominee for Best Documentary and a contender for Best International Feature. The film was also a nominee at the Goya Awards for Best Iberoamerican Film. Maite is the founder of Micromundo Producciones.
“Get tissues ready to witness one of the most selfless and patient forms of love that graced our screens, shared and magnified through pockets of joy that Alberdi’s camera celebrates with a generous side of empathy and sense of humor.” ~ Tomris Laffly, Harper’s Bazaar