2015

France - Chile - Spain

82min - DCP - 1.85 - Color - Documentary

Original language: Spanish

 

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Credits

Director: Patricio Guzman

Script: Patricio Guzman

Image: Katell Djian

Editing: Emmanuelle Joly

Music: Miranda & Tobar, Hughes Maréchal

Producer: Renate Sachse (ATACAMA PRODUCTION)

Co-production compagnies: VALDIVIA FILM, MEDIAPRO, FRANCE 3 CINEMA

Festivals & Awards

AWARDS

 

Silver Bear for Best Script and Ecumenical Award

Berlinale 2015

 

Grand Prix

Docs against Gravity Poland

 

Best Film and Audience Award

Biografilm Festival, Bologna, Italy

 

The Ostrovsky Award for Best Documentary Film

Jerusalem Film Festival 2015

 

Humanity Prize

Sao Paulo Intl Film Festival

 

Film Critic Award

Vilnius Film Festival 2016

 

FESTIVALS 2015

 

Berlinale – In Competition

Istanbul Intl Film Festival

BAFICI

Docs Against Gravity, Poland

Biografilm Bologna, Italy

Sydney Intl Film Festival

Melbourne Intl Film Festival

Moscow Intl Film Festival

Jerusalem Intl Film Festival

Odessa Intl film festival

GOLDEN APRICOT Yerevan International Film Festival

Stronger than fiction, Brisbane

TIFF Toronto Int Film Festival – MASTERS Section

Helsinki International Film Festival

San Sebastian Int Film Festival

Busan Int Film Festival

Yamagata Int Film Festival

Bogota Film Festival

7ème édition du Festival America Molo Man en Guyane

Adelaide Film Festival

39th São Paulo International Film Festival

Istanbul Museum of Modern Art

Taipei Golden Horse Film Festival

Tasmanian BOFA Film Festival

Verzio Film Festival, hungary

Kolkata Intl Film Festival, India

Goa Intl Film Festival, India

ACMI Special Screening, Australia

Festival Internacional del Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano, Cuba

Kerala Intl Film Festival, India

 

FESTIVALS 2016

 

Gotebord Intl Film Festival

The Korean Film Archive Special Sceening

DOUZ DOC DAYS, Tunisia

Hong Kong Intl Film Festival

Vilnius Film Festival “Kino pavasaris”, Lithuania

 

THE PEARL BUTTON

EL BOTON DE NÁCAR

a film by :Patricio Guzman

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 mysteriousbutton that was discovered in its seabed. Chile, with its 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 its political prisoners. Some say that water has memory. This film shows that it also has a voice.

French Synopsis :

L’océan recèle l’histoire de toute l’humanité. Dans la mer se trouvent toutes les voix de la Terre ainsi que celles venant de l’espace. L’eau reçoit la force des astres et la transmet aux êtres vivants. L’eau, la frontière la plus longue du Chili, renferme aussi le secret d’un bouton mystérieux trouvé dans ses profondeurs. Le Chili, avec 4000 km de côtes et le plus vaste archipel au monde, nous offre un paysage surnaturel, des volcans, des montagnes, des glaciers. Nous entendons la voix des indigènes de la Patagonie, celle des premiers navigateurs anglais et celle des prisonniers politiques. Certains disent que l’eau a une mémoire. Ce film montre qu’elle a aussi une voix.

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