The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button
  • 2015
  • France / Chile / Spain / Switzerland
  • 1h 22min
  • 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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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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