Overthinking Chicken or the Egg

Chicken or the Egg from KIMWU on Vimeo.

This is a ridiculously cute short film about a pig who falls in love with a chicken. Eggs used to be his favourite food, but he stops eating them for her sake.

The temptation to cave in is always with him, though. As much as he loves her, he really misses those eggs and he’d eat them in a second if he thought he could get away with it.

What I found really interesting about this film is that Mr. Pig never talks to her about any of this. He assumes he knows how she feels and what she thinks, and he bases all of his decisions about their life together on these assumptions.

I have mixed emotions about this piece.

1) It’s sad to see the pig give up something that gave him so much happiness. Will he wake up 20 years from now with regrets, or is his self-denial a positive thing?

2) I wonder what Ms. chicken would have said if Mr. Pig had asked her what she thought of  eating eggs? They were almost certainly unfertilized, so it wasn’t as if Mr. Pig was eating chicken embryos.

3) And eggs are suddenly quite unappetizing. 😉

What do you think?


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