The Eternal Memory [M] | BREC International Film Festival Winter 2023 | BREC

The Eternal Memory [M]

BREC International Film Festival Winter 2024 17 to 28 July 2024
Ticket Prices Full: $19 | Conc/Student: $17 | Under 18: $12 | Group 8: $14
BREC Cinesaver Pass   One Pass, Five Entries: Full: $85 | Conc/Student: $75

For the best value on your cinema tickets, purchase a BREC Cinesaver Pass, valid for 5 entries to any of the BREC International Film Festival screenings in Winter 2024!
BREC Cinesaver Passes can be purchased online, or via the BREC Box Office on 1300 661 272.
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DIRECTOR: Maite Alberdi
CAST: Augusto Góngora, Paulina Urrutia, Gustavo Cerati
COUNTRY: USA, Chile
LANGUAGE: Spanish with subtitles
GENRE: Documentary
CLASSIFICATION: M – Mature themes, suicide references and coarse language
RUN TIME: 86 mins

View Sessions
Sunday
21 July 2024
11:30 am
Thursday
25 July 2024
5:30 pm
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The Eternal Memory [M]

Augusto and Paulina have been together for 25 years. Eight years ago, he was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s disease. Both fear the day he no longer recognises her.

THE ETERNAL MEMORY is an inquiry into human dignity in old age, into the mechanisms of individual and collective remembrance and a truly touching love story. What do we recall from our past? Why do we forget or suppress certain memories? A heartbreaking and uplifting tale of love, dedication and a fight to retain one’s identity in the face of Alzheimer’s.

Augusto Góngora, a veteran Chilean journalist and prominent chronicler of the crimes of the Pinochet regime, and Paulina Urrutia, actress, activist and politician, have been a tight-knit loving couple for over 20 years. He was diagnosed with Alzheimer’s eight years ago, and now they both face the inexorable and accelerating descent of his physical and mental powers together.

The story of Paulina’s warm and uncompromising dedication and Augusto’s fierce fight to hold on to his identity is a deeply affecting testimony to their love in this multi award winning documentary.

“Alberdi makes this deceptively slim film hold much of value: happiness and sorrow; a salute to memory; and to film in helping it endure.”
Danny Leigh, Financial Times

“Going beyond political commentary, this is a story of love that, now, has been recorded forever.”
Sergio Burstein, Los Angeles Times

“It is much more than a love story; it’s a marvel of all that memory can store.”
Marie Saadeh, Exclaim!

“It’s the rare example of a film or an experience that can uplift one’s heart while breaking it at the same time; a powerful catharsis that comes wrapped in hardship.”
Andrew Parker, The Gate


Academy Awards 2024 | Best Documentary Feature | Nominee – Maite Alberdi

Sundance Film Festival 2023 | Grand Jury Prize | World Cinema – Documentary | Winner – Maite Alberdi

Stockholm Film Festival 2023 | Bronze Horse | Best Documentary | Winner – Maite Alberdi

Berlin International Film Festival 2023 | Panorama Audience Award | Documentary Film | Nominee Maite Alberdi

Florida Film Critics Circle Awards 2023 | FFCC Award | Best Documentary | Second Place

London Critics Circle Film Awards 2024 | ALFS Award | Documentary of the Year | Nominee

Los Angeles Film Critics Association Awards 2023 | LAFCA Award | Best Documentary / Non-Fiction Film | Second Place

National Board of Review USA 2023 | NBR Award | Top Five Documentaries | Winner

Ticket Prices

Full: $19
Conc/Student: $17
Under 18: $12
Group 8: $14

BREC Cinesaver Pass

One Pass, Five Entries
Full: $85
Concession/Student: $75

For the best value on your cinema tickets, purchase a BREC Cinesaver Pass, valid for 5 entries to any of the BREC International Film Festival screenings in Winter 2024!

BREC Cinesaver Passes can be purchased online, or via the BREC Box Office on 1300 661 272.

BUY A BREC CINESAVER PASS

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The BREC Film Festival Hub and Box Office open 1 hour prior to each screening.

Purchase tickets online, skip the queue and head straight upstairs to the Sky Bar where you can soak up the Festival Hub atmosphere until the theatre opens.

Tickets & Venue Info

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Join us in the BREC Film Festival Hub

The BREC Film Festival Hub offers a welcoming space for you to connect and converse with fellow film lovers as you enjoy our delicious food, a drink and a convivial atmosphere.

This winter we are adding house made soup of the day along with our ever-popular toasted Panini, boutique beers, South West wines, our new range of zero alcohol drinks and snacks!

So come gather with like-minded film-loving folk, grab yourself a cup of something warm and cosy up this winter in the BREC Film Festival Hub to revel or relax as you take in the full experience.