Real Snow White

Real Snow White

Pilvi Takala

FI / FR / NL
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»My daughter thought she was the real Snow White.«
– A Mother
Pilvi Takala comes up against the Draconian regulations of Disneyland and the absurd logic of the true character of a Disney figure when she wants to visit the theme park dressed as Snow White. The wary security staff refuse to let her in and mystified visitors wonder whether she is the real Snow White.

Awards for ›Real Snow White‹
Best experimental film, Kettupäivät short film festival, Helsinki, 2010

Director / Script / Editing / Sound

Pilvi Takala


Raphaël Siboni, Ahmet Ögut, Pénélope Gail


Pilvi Takala, AV-arkki



Pilvi Takala

Pilvi Takala (born in 1981) lives and works between Berlin and Helsinki. Her video works are based on performative interventions in which she shows that it is often possible to learn about the implicit rules of a social situation only by its disruption. Her work has been shown in MoMA PS1 and New Museum, Kiasma, Palais de Tokyo, Manifesta 11, and the 9th Istanbul Biennial. Takala won the Dutch Prix de Rome in 2011 and the Emdash Award and Finnish State Prize for Visual Arts in 2013.

Films by Pilvi Takala (Selection)
The Stroker 2019 | Drive with Care 2014 | The Committee 2014 | Broad Sense 2012 | Players 2010 | The Angels 2008 | The Announcer 2007 | Easy Rider 2006