The Fruit Hunters
The Fruit Hunters (2013)

You can find them deep in the jungles of Borneo, in the hills of Umbria and perhaps even in your own backyard. They are fruit hunters, the subjects of the dizzying new film from acclaimed director Yung Chang (Up the Yangtze, China… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: July 15, 2013
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Stephanie Merry
Washington Post

Hearing the personalities describe the transcendent tastes of different fruits has me wanting to hop the next plane to Hawaii just to taste a water apple.

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Peter Howell
Toronto Star

More of a buffet spread than a single plate. But every morsel is worth a taste.

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Jamie S. Rich
Oregonian

Chang examines the historical and spiritual significance of fruit and environmental concerns that affect sustainable crops...the personalities that emerge are fascinating.

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John DeFore
Hollywood Reporter

Delicious doc is a notch above average foodie fare.

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David Noh
Film Journal International

The Fruit Hunters engages and educates in a way that is almost as rich as the miraculous bounty which forms its subject.

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Daphne Howland
Village Voice

Amid many haphazard details and much talk of obsession, the lush work by cinematographer Mark Ellam is something of a guide, sensuous and outstanding, his macro lens showing the very female wonder of fruit.

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Christopher Campbell
Film School Rejects

Not only very interesting but also incredibly beautiful ... it's a fun documentary, and that's a treat almost as rare as some of the exotic fruit it showcases.

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