It was a real delight to be invited to the Watershed, Bristol to introduce Patricio Guzmán’s new film El botón de nácar (The Pearl Button)…Read More
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.
Patricio Guzmán talks about what attracted him to the South of Chile, Patagonia, for his latest film, The Pearl Button, as well as working…Read More
Award-winning Documentary Director, Patricio Guzmán, and Producer Renate Sachse, gave an in-depth masterclass at Chatper, Cardiff, unpicking Patricio’s methods and motivations and exploring the…Read More
In this fascinating introduction, Dr Joanna Crow talks about Guzmán’s cinematographic trajectory and how The Pearl Button both fits in to this trajectory and…Read More
One for our Spanish-speaking audience… Click here to listen to a 6 minute long audio interview on Audioboom, conducted by Jessie Gibbs at HOME…Read More
Last week The Pearl Button director Patricio Guzmán and producer Renate Sachse visited HOME, Manchester for a Q&A and special preview screening of The…Read More
Andy Golding (FRPS, ASICI), Education Advisor for Royal Photographic Society and previous Head of the Department of Photography and Film at the University of Westminster, responds to the…Read More
In the 19th century there were over 8,000 people, including members of the Kaweskar tribe, travelling around Chile’s vast archipelago by canoe. Within 50…Read More
The Pinochet Dictatorship lasted 16 years in Chile. There were 800 secret prisons. Dawson Island was one of these prisons and was used as…Read More
The Pearl Button is a film about essences, both physical and spiritual. It opens with a meditation about water as an element and as…Read More