The Eternal Memory review: Poignant film shows memory’s many faces

Handout film still: THE ETERNAL MEMORY Oscar -nominated director Maite Alberdi (The Mole Agent) tells an uplifting yet heartbreaking love story that balances vibrant individual and collective remembrance with the longevity of an unbreakable human bond.

Augusto Góngora and Paulina Urrutia in their home

Dogwoof Releasing

The Eternal Memory
Maite Alberdi
10 November UK; Streaming in the US

SOMETIMES, to really understand a process, you have to follow it, without flinching, even if it upsets you, even if it breaks your heart.

Oscar-nominated director Maite Alberdi won a Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury prize this year for The Eternal Memory, a documentary partly made from original footage, home movies, newsreels and videotapes smuggled out of Chile during the darkest years of General Augusto Pinochet’s 17-year dictatorship.

Its subject …