The Pearl Button

Directed by Patricio Guzmán

Year: 2014
Running Time: 82
Color Type: Color
Country: Spain, France, Chile
Language: Spanish
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The Pearl Button

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Writer Patricio Guzmán
Produced by Renate Sachse
Directed by Patricio Guzmán


The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.

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"The Pearl Button is a vivid, essential portal to understanding not only the heritage of a nation, but also the art of nonfiction cinema." -Indiewire

"Mesmerizing." -The Playlist



Awards

  • Winner Silver Bear for Best Script, 2015 Berlin Film Festival

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