Pearls is a poem and film by Chaucer.
Symbolically pearls provide a vehicle for wisdom. Pearls provide a mirror in which to see ourselves but also gives us insight in how we appear to others.
In this film the woman is on a mission to ‘find herself’ through pearls that she thinks are hidden in the rocks. While down below her son is trying desperately to communicate, to gain her attention, her love. In fact, he is trying to tell her that she already has pearls if only she could see them.