The Pearl Button (2015)

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A beautiful, poetic and disturbing ode to the waters of the Chilean archipelago from the perspective of the stars and planets, its Indigenous inhabitants, and the bodies of those who were disappeared into it under the Pinochet regime. As Patricio Guzman tells us and shows us, water has a memory and a voice. The opening sequence is like Salgado’s “Genesis” photos but in colour and moving on the screen, absolutely breathtaking.

Review by Melina Buckley.

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    • Directed by

      Patricio Guzmán
    • Written by

      Patricio Guzmán
    • Language

      Spanish
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