28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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The Eternal Memory
The Eternal Memory
The Eternal Memory
The Eternal Memory

The Eternal Memory

director: Maite Alberdi
original title: The Eternal Memory
country: Chile
year: 2023
running time: 85 min.


The Eternal Memory chronicles the enduring love between Chilean journalist Augusto Góngora and activist-actress Paulina Urrutia. As Alzheimer's tests their bond, their story becomes a poignant exploration of human dignity in adversity and the intricacies of memory, both individual and collective, posing questions about what we remember, why we forget, and its impact on individuals and nations.

“I think this film shows what remains when everything is forgotten. The identity of someone who is never lost, who until the end has a tone that characterizes him, who never forgets certain painful historical events and who loves even when it seems he does not remember.” – Maite Alberdi

Quote source: film’s press kit.


Director and producer Maite Alberdi (1983) is the first Chilean woman nominated at the Academy Awards for her film The Mole Agent. A prominent voice in Latin American documentary filmmaking, she is known for her intimate approach and attentive portrayal of the small worlds.

more about film

director: Maite Alberdi
producer: Juan De Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín, Rocío Jadue, Maite Alberdi
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas