The prize that Maite Alberdi’s documentary won at Sundance

The work of the Chilean Maite Alberdi, infinite memorywas chosen among the 12 documentary features presented at the Sundance Festival as the winner of the Grand Jury Prize. The film that presents the story of the actress Paulina Urrutia in her daily fight against the Alzheimer’s diagnosis of her partner, the journalist Augusto Góngora, was also acquired by MTV Documentary Films from the director of HBO Documentary Films, Sheila Nevins and Paramount executives Global, Liza Burnett Fefferman, and Nina L. Diaz.

As reported Variety the feature film would have been acquired for a figure close to 3 million dollars. The news comes after its premiere and success at the Sundance Festival last Saturday. The Hollywood Reporter called it “painfully cute,” while movie review site Indie Wire called it “one of the most personal depictions of Alzheimer’s ever captured on camera.”

“I am very happy and proud of the award. This film is the result of many years of work, it crosses a personal memory with a historical memory and shows us how the body always remembers love. I am surprised by the good reception from the public, from critics and from having been able to sell it”, Alberdi told Culto.

MTV Documentary Films, was created in 2019 by HBO Documentary Films head Sheila Nevins and Paramount Global executives Liza Burnett Fefferman and Nina L. Diaz. “The gift of love that endures is revealed in infinite memory. One cannot be cynical in Maite’s verité film, a remarkable achievement that allows us to observe what remains as memory fades. We reconsider the value of a long life lived and consider in our own lives the eternal reach of comfort and care until an otherwise ruthless end,” Sheila said.

infinite memory left us so deeply moved and dedicated to Augusto and Pauli that we can’t stop thinking/talking and marveling at the beautiful work Maite has done and how excited we are to bring this film to the world,” said the MTV Documentary Films co-directors.

In this regard, Alberdi said: “It is a great beginning for the film, it is a great gift for us as a team and for the characters. It is a big applause for Paulina and Augusto, in what they are today they have been in their public and personal history ”.

The next step in the production of Fábula and Micromundo Producciones will be at the Berlin Festival as part of the “Panorama” section between February 16 and 26. While, infinite memory It will be released in Chilean theaters during the second semester, although without a specific date.