37th Chicago Latino Film Festival

Fruits of Labor

Expired April 19, 2021 4:45 AM
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The short film Lily <3 will play before Fruits of Labor.


El cortometraje Lily <3 se proyectará antes de Fruits of Labor.

Lily, a five-year-old Mexican-American girl, is cared for by her cousin Teo while her mother leaves for a few days to work. Together they play and prepare a party for Lily's father, who has not yet been granted a visa to visit her from Mexico. A tender portrait of paternal love and absence, as experienced through the eyes of a fiercely individualistic small woman.


Lily, una niña mexicana-americana de cinco años, se queda al cuidado de su primo Teo mientras su madre sale por unos días a trabajar. Juntos juegan y preparan una fiesta para el padre de Lily, quien espera su visa para visitarla desde México. Un retrato tierno del amor y la ausencia paternal, a través de los ojos de una pequeña mujer con tremenda individualidad.


Paired with Fruits of Labor (USA)

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    22 minutes
  • Language
    English and Spanish w/ English Subtitles
  • Country
    Mexico, USA
  • Director
    Jimena Muhlia