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The Pearl Button (Blu-ray)

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Blu-ray Details

  • Released: March 22, 2016
  • Originally Released: 2016
  • Label: Lorber Films (Kino)

Entertainment Reviews:

Certified Fresh93%

Total Count: 46


User Ratings: 393
Rating: 4/5 -- Far from conventional, this gorgeously soundtracked documentary is a treat for filmgoers willing to be engrossed by Malickian imagery... Full Review
One Room With A View
May 17, 2019
A fascinating journey through Chile's troubled past. Full Review
Daily Record (UK)
May 10, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- The Pearl Button is a piece of visual poetry that meanders along the waterways, coastline and history of Chile, coming into sharp and horrifying focus on the atrocities of Augusto Pinochet's dictatorship.
Times (UK)
Mar 18, 2016
Guzmán's predilection for naïve wide-eyed wonder weighs down his recent films, never eclipses the most striking feature of his work: the way in which dreamy musings and far-fetched speculations coexist with toughness, prickliness, and matter-of-factness Full Review
Cinema Scope
Nov 14, 2017
Rating: 4/5 -- An astoundingly beautiful visual essay which revels in the stunning scenery of Chilean Patagonia, it morphs into a harrowing depiction of the nation's distant and recent past. Full Review
Apr 8, 2019
Rating: 4/4 -- This haunting Chilean documentary is more poetry than journalism as filmmaker Patricio Guzman compares the fate of the indigenous people of Patagonia with that of the disappeared of the Pinochet regime. Full Review
Globe and Mail
Apr 8, 2016
Rating: 5/5 -- This documentary holds every card in the pack, from geology to anthropology to the history of tribes and tyrants, and plays them like a master. Full Review
Financial Times
Dec 28, 2016

Product Description:

The ocean contains the history of all humanity. The sea holds the voices of the Earth and those that come from outer space. Water receives impetus from the stars and transmits it to living creatures. Water, the longest border in Chile, also holds the secret of a mysterious button that was discovered in it's seabed. Chile, with it's 2,670 miles of coastline, the largest archipelago in the world, presents a supernatural landscape. In it are volcanoes, mountains and glaciers. In it are the voices of the Patagonian indigenous people, of the first English sailors and also those of it's political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.



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  • UPC: 738329202477
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