22/05/2009 18:37


Hungary/Austria/France, 2006, 91 min.
Director: György Pálfi
Cast: Csaba Czene, Gergely Trócsányi, Piroska Molnár, Adél Stanczel, Marc Bischoff, Gábor Máté, Zoltán Koppány, Géza Hegedüs D, Erwin Leder
Awards: Don Quixote Award, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 2006; Audience Jury Award, Fantasporto, 2007; "Gene Moskowitz" Critics Award, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Grand Prize, Hungarian Film Week, 2006; Best Direction, Transilvania International Film Festival, 2006; nominations: Grand Prize, Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema, 2007.

A very unusual and multi-awarded film creation Taxidermia by director György Pálfi will be presented at Cinema City Film and Media Festival, as part of Balkan Box/SFF Highlights selection.

Taxidermia is a grotesque genre fusion of drama, horror and comedy, which tells three stories about three different generations put in one bizarre and shocking universe. The grandfather, father and son are an orderly, a top athlete and a taxidermist, all three with different ambitions. The first longs for love, the second strives for glory and the third yearns for immortality. The grandfather lives in his world of fantasies which is fed by his great imagination, the father works in a candy factory, he is the best employee and he wants to outdo everyone, while the son stuffs animals and dreams about doing something completely unexpected...