The Pearl Button

The Pearl Button opens in cinemas across the UK from 18 March. Find your nearest screening.

Patricio Guzmán, described by Indiewire as “hands down the most important director in Chilean cinematic history” will be embarking on his first ever UK tour with special events and discussions in Edinburgh, Manchester, Cardiff and London from 10-13 March. Find out more and book.

The lyrical documentary from internationally renowned documentary director Patricio Guzmán (Nostalgia for the Light, The Battle of Chile) opens up a rich reflection on landscape, history and culture in Chile.

Guzmán takes us on a journey into the water and ocean of Southern Chile. With 2,670 miles of coastline and the largest archipelago in the world, it’s a supernatural landscape full of volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian Indigenous people and their tragic history, the first English sailors and also those of its political prisoners. Using both archival images and gorgeous new footage, The Pearl Button (El botón de nácar) manages to convey different periods of history and geography in a gripping tale of our modern world.