The Pearl Button

By Film Hub Wales


"Patricio Guzmán’s study of the political killings of the 1970s, as well as the country’s history of violence, enhances his reputation as one of the great documentarians" - The Guardian


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SYNOPSIS

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.


Release

Date: 18th March 2016

Running time: 82 minutes

Certificate: 12A

Festivals: Berlin Intenrational Film Festival


Booking details

Contact: bill@vervepics.com or colin@vervepics.com


FAN support for The Pearl Button includes:

  • A bespoke marketing pack
  • UK tour with pioneering director, Patricio Guzmán, and support for special events.
  • University campus campaign in key cities across UK.
  • Focus on Latin-American and Spanish communities.
  • Word-of-mouth marketing via political, anthropological, artistic and scientific networks and communities.
  • Extended press campaign.
     

NEXT STEPS?

Apply for support from our 'New Release strategy'


To receive a copy of the marketing pack and other support for events in Wales, contact jennifer@filmhubwales.org
 

Patricio Guzmán on filming the prisoners of Dawson Island as part of the WOW Film Festival at Chapter (Cardiff) on Friday 11th March, 2016