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The Eternal Memory


Maite Alberdi

Executive Producers

Marcela Santinañez, Daniela Sandoval, Nicholas Hooper H., Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Chandra Jessee, Rebecca Lichtenfeld


Maite Alberdi, Juan De Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue


Carolina Siraqyan


Pablo Valdés

The Eternal Memory tells a profound and moving love story that balances vibrant individual and collective remembrance with the longevity of an unbreakable human bond. Augusto and Paulina have been together and in love for 25 years. Eight years ago, their lives were forever changed by Augusto’s Alzheimer’s diagnosis. As one of Chile’s most prominent cultural commentators and television presenters, Augusto is no stranger to building an archive of memory. Now he turns that work to his own life, trying to hold on to his identity with the help of his beloved Paulina, whose own pre-eminence as a famous actress and Chilean Minister of Culture predates her ceaselessly inventive manner of engaging with her husband. Day by day, the couple faces this challenge head-on, relying on the tender affection and sense of humor shared between them that remains, remarkably, fully intact.


Courtesy of MTV Documentary Films

Maite Alberdi

Director, The Eternal Memory

An Academy Award® Nominated Director and Producer, Maite Alberdi is the first Chilean woman to be nominated for an Oscar®. She has developed a particular style that is characterized by the intimate portrayal of small worlds and her unique approach has led her to become one of the most important voices in Latin American documentary. In 2011, she released her first feature film, The Lifeguard. Through Micromundo, her production company, Maite directed her second film, Tea Time (La Once), which has won more than a dozen international awards and was nominated for the 2016 Goya for Best Ibero-American Film. In 2016, she released the short film I Am Not From Here, which was nominated for the European Film Awards, and she also premiered her third feature film, The Grown-Ups, which received 10 international awards. In Sundance 2020, she premiered The Mole Agent, the first Chilean documentary to be nominated for an Academy Award®. Her latest film, The Eternal Memory, premiered at Sundance 2023, where it won the Grand Jury Award for World Cinema Documentary, and had its international premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival.