Based on a Steinbeck story in turn crafted around a local legend, LA PERLA recounts the tale of a poor fisherman, his wife and young son. One day Quino finds an incredibly large and beautiful pearl, coveted by all around him. Will the wondrous gem prove to be his family’s salvation or their curse? With cinematography that creates fireworks on screen, Figueroa named this film in his personal top three.
Directed by Emilio Fernández