The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button
dir. Patricio Guzmán/Chile, France, Spain/2015/82 min.
Dolnośląskie Centrum Filmowe, sala Lwów

The ocean contains the history of the whole humanity. The sea holds both all of the the voices of the earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to the living creatures. Water, the longest border of Chile, also holds the secret of two mysterious buttons which were found on its ocean floor. Chile, with its 2.670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape, full of volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it there are the voices of the Patagonian Indigenous people, the first English sailors and their political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.


  • projection time:
    82 min.
  • country/year:
    Chile, France, Spain /2015
  • director:
    Patricio Guzmán
  • pictures:
    Katell Djian
  • production:
    Renate Sachse / Centre National de la Cinématographie (CNC)
  • awards :
    2015 – IFF Berlin: Silver Bear for Best Script, 2015 – FF Millennium Docs Against Gravity: The Lower Silesia Grand Prix

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