el Documental del mes July 2016


Maite Alberdi

2014 70 min.

Original Version in Spanish

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Technical specs

    • Director: Maite Alberdi
    • Executive Producer: Clara Taricco
    • Screenplay: Maite Alberdi, Sebastián Brahm, Juan Eduardo Murillo
    • Photography: Pablo Valdés
    • Editing: Juan Eduardo Murillo, Sebastián Brahm
    • Sound: Boris Herrera
    • Music: Miranda & Tobar
    • Suitable for all audiences



Five women have been gathering for tea once a month without fail for sixty years. They met in a religious school in Santiago de Chile, and since then the country has changed a lot. They laugh, chat and discuss with unwavering opinions the modern ways of life which they cannot comprehend. Despite having very different personalities, they have shared moments for such a long time that they forgive each other’s reproaches. Sixty becomes sixty-one and then sixty-two, and sixty-three… and every month the teapot is refilled with hot water. Their gatherings, sometimes hilarious but always filled with love, are an amusing reflection on youth, the passing of time, and friendship.

About direction (Maite Alberdi)

Maite Alberdi was born in 1983 in Chile. She studied Film and Aesthetics at Universidad Católica de Chile. She has developed a highly particular style that achieves an intimate portrayal of the characters she works with, through everyday stories in small-scale worlds. Her first feature documentary, El Salvavidas (2011), won DocsBarcelona 2013 New Talent Award among several international awards.

Awards & Festivals

  • ZagrebDox – Croatia, 2015
  • IDFA (EDA Award for Best Female-Directed Documentary) – The Netherlands, 2014
  • Santiago International Film Festival – Chile, 2014
  • DocsBarcelona – Best Film. Spain, 2015
  • Goya Award Nomination. Best Iberoamerican Film. Spain, 2015.