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Winner – Sundance Grand Jury Prize: World Cinema Documentary Competition
Augusto Góngora and Paulina Urrutia 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.
"It’s a striking and intimate piece of cinema" —Rodrigo Perez, Playlist "[An] unusually direct, moving and deceptively simple exploration of love — and of film — as defences against forgetting" —Jonathan Holland, Screen Daily "Achingly tender… Alberdi makes her directorial hand virtually invisible, observing her subjects from a discreet distance that allows them to be narrators of their own story while never speaking directly to the camera." —David Rooney, Hollywood Reporter