Watch the recording of the Masterclass with Maite Alberdi about her latest documentary film, The Mole Agent and being a female director in Chile.
The Mole Agent is nominated for the Best Documentary Feature category at the 2021 Academy Awards.
A private investigator in Chile hires someone to work as a mole at a retirement home where a client of his suspects the caretakers of elder abuse.
Find out more about the film and watch the trailer here.
A moving exploration of the realities of growing old, Maite Alberdi’s documentary effectively blends documentary with dramatic elements to charming, if not always transparent, effect. – Empire
“The Mole Agent” is already one of the most heartwarming spy movies of all time — a rare combination of genres that only works so well because it sneaks up on you. – IndieWire
Maite Alberdi is a Chilean director and producer. She studied Film and Aesthetics. As a director, she has developed a particular style that is characterised by an intimate portrait of small worlds, and her renowned personal hallmark has made her one of the most important voices in Latin American documentaries. In 2011 she released his first feature film The Lifeguard. Through Micromundo, her production company, she directed her second film Tea Time, which has won more than 12 international awards and was nominated for Best Ibero American Film at the Goya Award 2016. In 2016, she premiered the short film I am not from here nominated for the European Films Award. In 2016, she also released her feature film The Grown-ups, receiving 10 international awards. Her latest film, The Mole Agent, premiered at Sundance 2020.
Maite is the co-author of the book Teorías de cine documental en Chile 1957-1973 (Documentary film theory in Chile 1957-1973). In 2020 she received the Chicken and Egg Award. Maite is a Global Shaper, young leaders by the World Economic Forum (WEF), and a member of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences (AMPAS).