The Eternal Memory


The Main 2 Sun, Apr 23 5:30 PM
The Main 2 Wed, Apr 26 5:10 PM
The Main 1 Mon, May 1 4:30 PM
Film Info
Programs:Cine Latino
Women & Film
Documentary Competition
Release Year:2023
Runtime:85 min
Print Source:MTV Documentary Films
Women Directors
Health & Wellness
Best of Fest
Director:Maite Alberdi
Executive Producer:Christopher Clements
Cristian Donoso
Julie Goldman
Nicholas Hooper
Chandra Jessee
Rebecca Lichtenfeld
Daniela Sandoval
Marcela Santibanez
Producer:Maite Alberdi
Rocío Jadue
Juan de Dios Larraín
Pablo Larraín
Cinematographer:Pablo Valdés
Screenwriter:Maite Alberdi
Editor:Carolina Siraqyan
Composer:Miguel Miranda
José Miguel Tobar


Best of Fest Encore Screening

Oscar-nominated director Maite Alberdi (The Mole Agent) returns to MSPIFF with this compassionate story of Augusto and Paulina, a loving, elderly couple struggling with Alzheimer’s.

Augusto and Paulina have been in love for almost three decades. But eight years ago, Augusto, one of Chile’s most beloved television presenters, was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. As a historian who made it his goal to catalog Pinochet’s reign of terror, ensuring that the dictator’s crimes were never forgotten. Using these skills, Augusto seeks to capture as many of his fleeting memories as possible with the help of his beloved Paulina. Director Maite Alberdi was able to witness this couple’s heartbreaking efforts, and her film, The Eternal Memory, is at once a wrenching look at the ravages of this disease, and a touching story of true love.

Director Biography

Born in Santiago in 1983, Maite Alberdi is one of that country’s most celebrated filmmakers. She is the director of The Grown Ups (2016), Dios (2019) and The Mole Agent (2020) which was nominated for the Oscar for Best Documentary, and The Eternal Memory (2023), among others.