The Pearl Button

Monday, February 17, 2020

After contemplating the heavens in Nostalgia for the Light, Guzma´n (The Battle of Chile) turns his masterful eye to the ocean to uncover the history of the indigenous people of Patagonia. In pre-colonial times, the nomadic Kaweskar (or “water people”) lived and thrived in harmony with the sea; today they have all but vanished. Interviewing the last of the Kaweskar, Guzma´n chronicles the terrible devastation wrought by this almost complete genocide, discovering an unsettling parallel to the thousands who were disappeared by more recent regimes.

Winner: Silver Bear for Best Script, Berlin Film Festival

Special screening of Patricio Guzmán’s Chile Trilogy on Mon Feb 17, with screenings of Nostalgia for the Light (2010) at 10:35am, The Pearl Button (2015) at 12:20pm and The Cordillera of Dreams (2019) at 1:55pm. Tickets are available individually, or a discounted ticket package for all three films is available for $24 general admission / $18 for IFC Center Members.

  • Country Chile/France/Spain
  • Language In Spanish with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 82 minutes
  • Distributor Kino Lorber
  • Director Patricio Guzma´n
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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