The Eternal Memory (La Memoria Infinita)
Augusto and Paulina have been together for 25 years. Eight years ago, Augusto was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s. Renowned in Chile, this former cultural journalist was responsible for the creation of archives following the Pinochet dictatorship. Now, he tries to preserve his own identity with the help of his wife. Day after day, the couple adapts to the changes caused by his illness while relying on tenderness and humor.
By intertwining a grand historical narrative–that which Augusto Góngora recorded so precisely to prevent Pinochet’s regime from sinking into oblivion–and the deeply personal story of a man losing his memory, Maite Alberdi offers a reflection on the contrasting paths that our memories take. And a captivating story of unconditional love.
Accessible from 16 and over
- Augusto Góngora
- Paulina Urrutia
- Gustavo Cerati
- Maite Alberdi
- Pablo Valdés
- Juan Carlos Maldonado
- José Miguel Tobar
- Miguel Miranda
- Micromundo Producciones
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“This tender, profoundly moving Chilean documentary is an intimate study of the strategies that Góngora and his wife, the actor and politician Paulina Urrutia, put in place to cope with the attrition of his memories.”
Maite Alberdi is a Chilean director, screenwriter and film critic. She founded Micromundo Producciones and has been a member of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences since 2018. She is known internationally for her documentaries The Once (2014) and The School of Life (2016), for which she won the award for best documentary direction by a woman at the Amsterdam International Documentary Film Festival. Her 2020 film El Agente Topo was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature and already in documentary competition at LuxFilmFest in 2021.
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Documentary Competition / Young audience