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The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button
  • 2015
  • France/Chile/Spain/Switzerland
  • 82 min
  • Directed by: Patricio Guzmán

Documentary centred on but not limited to the indigenous Kaweskar people of Patagonia, drawing connections between ancient and modern; the title refers to an incident from the voyage of HMS Beagle but the film also looks at how the oceans are a mass grave for people killed during the Pinochet regime, Mournful and melancholy, but accessible and endlessly intriguing.

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Showroom Cinema, Sheffield (0.0 miles)

7 Paternoster Row, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S1 2BX
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The Pearl Button

14 Mar 20164 stars

Beguiling and enlightening documentary from veteran director Patricio Guzmán

Water is a recurring motif in Patricio Guzmán’s lyrical, beguiling documentary essay The Pearl Button. The director of Nostalgia for the Light now views Chile as a land defined by its 2,670 mile coastline, by the fate of Patagonia’s nomadic Kaweskar…

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