You Can't Eat That!
Documentary style close-up portrait of a girl who isn't supposed
to eat strawberries.
Of course she wants to eat the strawberries but she cannot –
Not even though they already are in her mouth, because they will be taken out.
Throughout the whole process she has to stay serious: both before the
strawberries are put in her mouth and also afterwards. But the requirement and
the situation is doomed to fail. She keeps bursting into contagious laughter.
On the more metaphorical level the film can be interpreted as portraying a natural, charming and a slightly rebellious reaction against an absurd action.
Girl: Viena Metsähuone. Voice: KirsiMarja Metsähuone
2007/2009. 3:15 min. In Finnish. Color & sound.
You Can't Eat That! in exhibitions, screenings and festivals:
* Cable Gallery, solo show (2009), Helsinki, Finland
* 113th Annual Exhibition of Finnish Artists, Kuntsi Museum of
Modern Art (2008), Vaasa, Finland
* Laterna Magica Gallery (2008), Helsinki, Finland
* Short & Documentary Film Festival Kettupäivät (2007), Helsinki,
Finland. Honorary Mention. Official Selection