11/24/2023 05:30 pm – Murnau-Filmtheater

Chile 2023 85 min Original version with German and English subtitles

by Maite Alberdi

Script: Maite Alberdi, DoP: Pablo Valdés, Editor: Pamela Valenzuela, Music: Yael Meyer, Producers: Maite Alberdi, Rocío Jadue, Juan de Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Production: Micromundo, Fabula, with: Augusto Góngora, Paulina Urrutia
When author and journalist Augusto Góngora is diagnosed with Alzheimer’s in 2014, his wife, actress and one-time cultural minister Paulina Urrutia, begins to film their everyday life, in order to remember it together: the previous evening, the visits from the children, the lockdowns during the pandemic. Moments of happiness and helplessness. However, the two also reminisce about the country’s eventful history, about the many who disappeared and the struggle against silence and forgetting. With a profoundly empathic gaze, filmmaker Maite Alberdi accompanies the couple, whose humour, affection and tenderness in the face of an all-impacting illness are overwhelming.

Maite Alberdi is a Chilean documentary filmmaker. She was nominated for an Academy Award, and her films have been screened in more than 150 festivals. With all her projects, she has developed a particular style characterized by the intimate portrayal of small worlds. This hallmark has made her one of the most important voices in Latin American documentary filmmaking.

Filmography (selection): 2011 EL SALVAVIDAS, 2020 THE MOLE AGENT, 2023 THE ETERNAL MEMORY

Awards: World Cinema Grand Jury Prize in the Documentary Competition (Sundance Film Festival, USA 2023), second place in the competition for the Panorama Audience Award for Best Documentary (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany 2023), Jury Award for Best Feature Documentary (Minneapolis St. Paul International Film Festival, USA 2023)

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