FRIDAY 22 JANUARY 2021
The Mole Agent
Friday 22 January 2021 | 6.30 pm
Chile & Spain | 2020 | 89 mins
Director: Maite Alberdi
In Spanish with English subtitles
Charming 83-year-old Sergio Chamy is recruited as a mole agent by private eye Rómulo Aitken to investigate suspected abuse and theft in a Chilean nursing home. Intrigued by this opportunity to distract himself after losing his wife, Sergio embarks on an unlikely adventure armed with camera-embedded spy gizmos and clumsy code words.
In a beguiling twist, Sergio begins to forge deepening connections with the residents and finds himself crowned king of the nursing home.
Hailed as one of 2020 best films, Maite Alberdi’s spy-thriller documentary is an exquisite tale of humanity’s desire for companionship, care and empathy, and a poignant reminder of the inevitability of ageing.
Winner: Audience Award – San Sebastián International Film Festival
Through a unique premise and an engrossing style, The Mole Agent shines a light on a part of our society that we don’t talk or think about enough.