Skip to main content

My Withered Tomato Friend

Canada, 1991 (MIFF 1992, Experimental)

Director: Michelle Harrison, Sally Abbott

A tonal poem that rejects conventional narra­tive in order to express the thoughts of an abused woman. Four 'found' images and a woman's voice alternate between thoughts of a battered wife who denies her abuse, and the horrific poetry of the abuse. The images, at first evidently racist and sexist, are demonstrative of the images the media presents to society and which need to be re-evaluated to break down racial and gender stereotypes that contribute to violence against women.

See also...

Just Words

Experimental-Student Inspired by Samuel Beckett's Not I, the film intercuts archival images with a giant mouth reading excerpts of the play. By means of the intimate portrait it offers, Just Words ... More »

Sans anesth├ęsie

Inspired by Butoh choreography and rein­forced by pixilation; a dance film with a differ­ence. A young woman, isolated in her apartment with TV and cigarettes, observes her neighbour. An ... More »

Traces

Traces explores the theme of cultural disguise on several layers visually through the metaphor of clothing, through a narration highlighting both an individual's denial and a nation's reclamation ... More »

Did You Do the Napkin Tops?

A humorous account of the artisf s crummy-sut-high paymg jobs Utilizing repetitive edit-ng techniques and a rambling, ranting voiceover, the film takes a tongue-in-cheek ook at that daily phenomenon ... More »

Strips

A vintage burlesque film cut to strips and reassembled, hiding and revealing as much as it ever did. ... More »

Girl From Moush

A wild mesh of traditional images of the Armenian landscape set against a haunting voice-over of longing, Garine Torossian's almost cubist collage technique edits and disassembles its images with a ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director