THE ETERNAL MEMORY : Official Trailer / The Sundance Grand Jury Prize Winner from Oscar Nominated Director Maite Alberdi

MTV Documentary Films has released a new trailer for “The Eternal Memory,” a heart-aching look at love and Alzheimer’s diseased which garnered the grand jury prize for world documentary at the Sundance this year.

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, two cultural titans in Chile, 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 face this challenge head-on, relying on the tender affection and sense of humor shared between them that remains, remarkably, fully intact.

Academy Award-nominated Chilean filmmaker behind “The Mole Agent,” Maite Alberdi directed the movie, and it could be a strong contender for the documentary Oscar. The film is 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.

The film initially premiered at the 2023 Sundance Film Festival earlier this year, and it also played at the Berlin Film Festival and CPH:DOX. A U.S. theatrical release kicks off on Aug. 11 in New York. It will be followed by engagements in Los Angeles and San Francisco on Aug. 18, with a limited national roll out to follow.

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