The whole life of this village was concentrated in one shop. To the saleswoman Tatiana go for chicken, vodka and medicines; go to learn news, bask, ask for money, complain, celebrate holidays. All roads lead to the "Products".
Tiny parasols sprout up like fungi across a beautiful wooded landscape in this hybrid stop motion/timelapse short film.
In Precious Products we are subtly reminded of this country’s obsession with consumerism and narcissism. George, with his ever-present video-8 camera, attends an opening of Precious Products—an exhibition of artworks satirizing art as commodity. He leaves the art world of San Francisco to spend a Christmas holiday with friends in their opulent home. Ironically, this is the home of a celebrity (another kind of commodity), Russian defector/ballerina Natalia Makanova. Surrounded by all the luxuries of life and Makanova’s image, George muses about death. Panning over a dressing table laden with products, he focuses on a People magazine and comments, 'We are precious products, all of us.'