International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam announced the first film selections for IDFA 2019, the Retrospective of Patricio Guzmán, and a special tribute to D.A. Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.
The Pearl Button (2015)
NAME OF FILM: THE PEARL BUTTON (2015)
DIRECTOR(S): Patricio Guzmán
GENRE: Documentary Film
SYNOPSIS: The Pearl Button is a story about water, Cosmos and us. It all starts with the discovery of two mysterious buttons deep in the Pacific Ocean, off the Chilean coast.
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