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Amarillo

4 minutes

Sex, music and monoculture – a hallucinatory animated history of the modern banana

In her short, whimsical animation Amarillo, the Spanish filmmaker Ana Pérez López stitches together a series anecdotes and ruminations on the banana to explore the modern history of this exceptionally popular fruit. The effect is at once informative and ephemeral – a playful reflection on the peculiarities of taste, capitalism and culture.

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