The Chilean documentary ‘Infinite memory’directed by Maite Alberdi, won this Saturday the Goya Award for best Ibero-American film, for which the Argentine ‘Puan’ was also nominated; the Venezuelan ‘Simón’; the Puerto Rican ‘La pecera’ and the Portuguese ‘Alma viva’.
‘Infinite Memory’ tells the love story between journalist Augusto Góngora and the actress and former Minister of Culture during the first government of Michelle Bachelet, Paulina Urrutia. And he does it from her perspective, who remembers their relationship while he loses his memory due to Alzheimer’s.
It was Alberdi’s third nomination for the Goya for best Ibero-American film, for which she was nominated with two other documentaries, ‘La once’ (2014) and ‘El agent topo’ (2020).
With ‘The Mole Agent’ she was a candidate for the Goya and the Oscar best documentary, a double nomination that he repeated this year with ‘Infinite Memory’.
In just one month, on March 10, the 96th Oscar ceremony will be held at the Dolby Theater in hollywood.
Alberdi’s look at the protagonists of his documentaries is both tender and respectful, without forgetting touches of humor, which give his stories a marked human character.
‘Infinite Memory’ premiered in Sundance Film Festival 2023where it won the Grand Jury Prize for best international documentary.
It has subsequently received awards such as best Ibero-American film at the Forqué Awards, best non-fiction film from New York critics, and being included in the five best documentaries of the year by the National Board of Review of the United States.