MTV Documentary Films has acquired worldwide rights to Sundance world-premiering love story The Eternal Memory, director Maite Alberdi’s follow-up to Oscar nominated doc The Mole Agent.
The movie, which screened within the Sundance Film Festival World Documentary Competition part, can have its worldwide premiere on the Berlinale subsequent month within the Panorama Section and the corporate is planning a theatrical launch and sturdy awards marketing campaign later this 12 months.
The Eternal Memory was produced by Maite Alberdi, Juan De Dios Larraín, Pablo Larraín and Rocío Jadue. Executive producers are Marcela Santibañez, Daniela Sandoval, Nicholas Hooper, Julie Goldman, Christopher Clements, Chandra Jessee and Rebecca Lichtenfeld.
In the movie, Augusto and Paulina have been collectively and in love for 25 years. Eight years in the past, he was recognized with Alzheimer’s illness, and his spouse has since change into his caretaker. As one in every of Chile’s most distinguished cultural commentators and tv presenters, Augusto isn’t any stranger to constructing an archive of reminiscence, having been liable for that herculean process following the Pinochet dictatorship and its systematic erasure of collective consciousness. Now he turns that work to his personal life, attempting to carry on to his identification with the assistance of his beloved spouse. Day by day, the couple face this problem head-on, adapting to the disruptions introduced on by the taxing illness whereas counting on the tender affection and humorousness shared between them that is still intact.
“I’m so blissful that The Eternal Memory has discovered its house at MTV Documentary Films, which lately, has believed within the creative innovation of documentaries and has launched documentaries that I vastly admire,” mentioned Alberdi. “Working with Sheila Nevins is an honor, and I like what she has constructed within the documentary trade.”
“The present of affection that lasts is revealed in The Eternal Memory. One can’t be cynical in Maite’s verité movie – a outstanding achievement that permits us to watch what stays as reminiscence fades. We rethink the worth of a protracted life lived and think about in our personal lives the everlasting attain of consolation and caring to an in any other case cruel finish,” mentioned Nevins, Executive Producer, MTV Documentary Films.
Nina Diaz and Liza Burnett Fefferman, Co-Head, MTV Documentary Films, known as the doc “a unprecedented and elegant love story, we merely couldn’t take our eyes off the display screen. The Eternal Memory left us so deeply moved and dedicated to Augusto and Pauli – we are able to’t cease considering, speaking and marveling in regards to the lovely work Maite has performed and the way elated we’re to convey this movie out into the world.”
The movie is a Micromundo and Fabula manufacturing. Submarine and United Talent Agency Independent Film Group brokered the take care of MTV Documentary Films on behalf of the filmmakers.
UTA additionally represents director/producer Alberdi, the primary Chilean girl to be nominated on the Academy Awards, and an vital voice in Latin American documentary. She premiered her final movie The Mole Agent at Sundance 2020. It was the primary Chilean documentary to be nominated for an Oscar.
In 2011, Alberdi launched her first function movie, The Lifeguard. Through Micromundo, her manufacturing firm, she directed her second movie Tea Time, which received greater than 12 worldwide awards, and was nominated for the 2016 Goya for Best Ibero-American Film. In 2016, she launched the brief movie I’m not from right here nominated for the European Films Award and likewise premiered her third function The Grown-Ups that acquired 10 worldwide awards.