The most bizarre, cunning and endearing detective in cinema in recent years lands this Sunday at the Oscars, where Mole Agent He will try to fulfill his last assignment by winning the Best Documentary Award.
“We are very happy and proud,” her manager Mighty Al Bardi told EFE in a video call after arriving in Los Angeles (USA).
“It was impressive to see the effect it had Mole Agent In the world and now the vision that I got in the United States. It was also impressive to see how the film achieved a consensus among the audience, with a super global theme, that everyone who watches it communicates in one way or another. “
Alberdi shares a nomination with producer Marcela Santibáñez for this Chilean feel to be measured at collectiveAnd the timeAnd the Crepe Camp s My octopus teacher Best Documentary Award.
Santibanez explained that simply reaching California in the midst of a pandemic was indeed a mission worthy of the investigator.
“It was a roller coaster. Until we got here, I didn’t think we’d make it happen. “
Chilean women explained that due to the closure of their country’s borders, they had to obtain “special permits” to attend the Oscars.
On the land of California, Alberdi and Santibáñez must face hotel quarantine and several PCR tests to be able to go to the party on Sunday.
But every little thing is for him to attend as nominees for the Great Film Festival where, in addition, they will be accompanied by Sergio Chami, the wonderful and wonderful protagonist Mole Agent Who announced, earlier this week, on his Instagram that he was on his way to Los Angeles.
“It’s the first trip in his life, so it was another adventure,” said Santibanez jokingly about Don Sergio’s journey when he was 87.
Local and global
From its January 2020 premiere at the Sundance Film Festival (USA) to its Academy Award nomination, Mole Agent She swept wherever she set foot in the wonderful story of Sergio Chami, a man in the 1980s who infiltrated a nursing home to find out if the elderly were being treated properly.
Alberdi commented that the Oscars are like “major leagues” and that they are now receiving “a gigantic wave of daily comments.”
Above all, however, he emphasized that, apart from the cinematic debate, what drives them most is the “consensus” in the positive feeling and “love towards Sergio.”
Santibanez noted that they got pregnant from the start Mole Agent Like a global story.
He explained: “It is clear that we wanted Chile to succeed, but we wanted not only to think locally but to think not to be afraid of breaking the borders.”
Thinking about the elderly and caring for the elderly is the background Mole AgentWhich is something that Alberdi admitted he got a certain chance due to the context of the pandemic.
But the movie was always global. When we introduced it on Sundance, we were lucky to have a face-to-face premiere. Then, when we entered the room and felt how excited they were, we saw a young man who couldn’t stop crying. Remember Alberdi.
finally, Mole Agent It stretches a great streak at the Oscars in Chile, the country that in 2018 won Best International Film for Wonderful woman, By Sebastián Lelio, and in 2016 it won the Best Animated Short Film award for A tale of a bearBy Gabriel Osorio.
Alberdi emphasized that Chilean cinema knew how to build a brand to go out into the world, and he trusted that Mole Agent He serves as an example for other young filmmakers in his country, and he joked that maybe in Chile they get used to going to the Oscars is an everyday thing.
“It happens to young children that Chile is now in the World Cup (they have qualified for the World Cup). This is like: Oh, obviously. But we are from a generation where Chile did not attend the World Cup. And now it starts in Chile like:” Oh, another Oscar nomination, “he said laughing.