The Eternal Memory

Documentary | PG | 85 min.


Galaxy Cinemas Sat, Mar 23 3:25 PM
Film Info
Event Type:Feature
Release Year:2023
Production Country:Chile
Original Langauge:Spanish
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Maite Alberdi
Cast:Augusto Góngora
Paulina Urrutia
Produced By:Maite Alberdi
Juan De Dios Larraín
Pablo Larraín
Rocío Jadue
Screenwriter:Maite Alberdi
Music By:Miguel Miranda
José Miguel Tobar


Screening: Saturday, March 23, 2024 – 3:25 pm
Venue: Galaxy Cinemas, 72 Commerce Park Drive, Barrie


“Rarely if ever do movies depicting the descent into Alzheimer’s qualify as “enjoyable.” But director Maite Alberdi’s documentary ... isn’t just an Alzheimer’s story. It’s a love story, and an undeniably beautiful one at that.” – Mike Scott, Times-Picayune


“Doctor Zhivago, Casablanca, Amour. Over the decades, cinema has produced some fictional love stories of enduring beauty and resonance. But for sheer emotional force, even those classics may not rival the true love story told in The Eternal Memory.” – Matthew Carey, DEADLINE


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 face this challenge head-on, relying on the tender affection and sense of humour shared between them that remains, remarkably, fully intact.


Awards: 11 wins, 20 nominations, including a 2024 Oscar Nomination
Winner – Grand Jury Prize, World Cinema – Documentary, Sundance Film Festival, 2023
Winner – Bronze Horse, Best Documentary, Stockholm Film Festival, 2023
Winner – NYFCO Award, Best Non-Fiction Film, New York Film Critics, 2023
Nominated – Allan King Documentary Award, Toronto Film Critics Association Awards, 2023



Presented in Partnership with Alzheimer Society Simcoe County

Screenings are General Admission. Tickets: $10.