FAKE FRUIT FACTORY

by Chick STRAND
1986 / 16mm / color / sound / 1S / 22' 00

"In the town where I spend my time in Mexico, I had an American friend, a man who was a painter. He married a Mexican woman and had three children with her…..For years he tried to think of schemes which would make him money so he wouldn’t have to be a yo-yo [going back and forth between Mexico and the U.S.]… He started making papier mache fruit and vegetables to sell to local tourist stores. They became very popular, and before he could think twice, the whole operation grew to the extent that he had to rent a factory and hire people to make unpainted pieces in their homes. Well, after about three years he started getting rich... but he got bored with the whole thing. This is a film about the women who worked for him." – Chick Strand

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distribution format 16mm
version restored version
notes Restored by Mark Toscano (Academy Film Archive)
screen 1,37 - Standard (single screen)
speed 24 fps
sound optical sound
original language Spanish
translation English (Embedded subtitles)
rental fee 86,00 €