Event Info
Dialogue:virtual conversation with director Maite Alberdi
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Virtual Film Category:Last Chance
Series Info
Series:Last Chance
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:90 minutes
Director:Maite Alberdi
Year Released:2020
Production Country:Chile


Winner: San Sebastian International Film Festival, Best European Film
Nominee: Sundance Film Festival, World Cinema - Documentary

"The Mole Agent may not look like a documentary, but it builds to a poetic finale enmeshed in emotional authenticity." —Indiewire

"Funny, poignant and finely crafted." —Hollywood Reporter

"The most unusual documentary of the year." — The Guardian

Presented by Bread Garden MarketLittle Village, and FilmScene

DIALOGUE: Director Maite Alberdi joins for a Zoom Q&A and reception
Opens Friday, October 23 for viewing / Reception Monday, October 26, 8pm

Tickets: $40 members / $50 public Includes bottle of wine (with tasting notes), dessert for two, film, and virtual filmmaker reception!

Wine & Dessert Bundles will be available for pickup on FRIDAY, October 23, 3-7pm at our Chauncey Location

OR, choose the $10 delivery option and we will deliver to your doorstep!


Our first ever Virtual Vino Vérité is a stylish and heartfelt combination of observational documentary and detective noir. With remarkably choreographed camerawork and a charming cast of characters led by lovable leading man Sergio masquerading as a Chilean crimesolver.

The Vino Vérité series features talented new voices and established filmmakers influenced by the vérité tradition in person to present their thought-provoking, chance-taking, and visually-arresting films. Each selection is paired with hand-selected wines from Bread Garden Market.

Sergio is a Chilean spy. Sort of. At least, he is offered the role of one after a casting session organized by Detective Romulo, a private investigator who needs a credible mole to infiltrate a retirement home. Romulo’s client, the concerned daughter of a resident, suspects her mother is being abused and hires him to find out what is really happening. However, Sergio is 83, not 007, and not an easy trainee when it comes to technology and spying techniques. But he is a keen student, looking for ways to distract himself after recently losing his wife. What could be a better distraction than some undercover spy action? While gathering intelligence, Sergio grows close to several residents and realizes that the menacing truth beneath the surface is not what anyone had suspected.

Maite Alberdi's films focus on intimate portraits of small worlds and have made her an important voice in Latin American documentary filmmaking. She has directed The Lifeguard (2011), Tea Time (2015), I'm Not from Here (2016), and The Grown-Ups (2016). In 2013 she was selected as a Global Shaper by the World Economic Forum, and in 2018 she became a member of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.

Sundance (2020) — World Premiere
San Sebastian (2020) — Best European Film Audience Award Winner
True/False Film Festival (2020) — Official Selection

"The film's people are moving, and the payoff is compassionate, humane and worth heeding." — The New York Times

"The line between recreation and cinema vérité is deliberately unclear, and yet the message is unshakable-elderly people deserve more dignity than they get, and the loneliness they face is a tragedy." Washington City Paper

"As likely to induce a hearty laugh as a good cry, Alberdi's doc is a joy to watch." —That Shelf

Included Shorts

Bijou Bumper (0min) More
Preshow Slides (0min) More
The Mole Agent Q&A (44min) More