The Pearl Button
- 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.
This film is not currently showing in cinemas.
Reviews & features
The Pearl Button14 Mar 2016
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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