The Pearl (La perla)
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The Pearl (La perla)
Gabriel Figueroa's evocative photography makes the Mexican-American co-production The Pearl seem a more significant piece of filmmaking than it really is. Based on John Steinbeck's short novel, The Pearl is the tragic fable of a simple Mexican fisherman (Pedro Armendariz) who finds a valuable pearl and begins fantasizing about untold wealth and luxury for himself and family. His more sensible wife (Maria Elena Marques) is uncertain as to whether the pearl is an omen of good luck, but soon she, too, falls under its spell. The couple's naivete leads to their being exploited and… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Figueroa's lighting is so enchanting you'll never notice the film is in black and white."
‑ Kelly Vance, East Bay Express
"The shimmering gorgeous black-and-white photography by cinematographer Gabriel Figueroa makes the film seem potent."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"A touching movie that speaks to everyone and is well worth renting."
‑ Steve Rhodes, Internet Reviews
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