Director György Pálfi / 2006 / Hungary

<p>Three generations of a family pursue their own peculiar desires in György Pálfi's <em><strong>Taxidermia</strong></em>, a film that revels in the crude physicality of human condition.<br /><br /> Following a Hungarian family line down three generations, the story starts with Vendel, a hair-lipped orderly working in an isolated outpost, who deals with his loneliness and the constant browbeating from his superior by indulging in voyeurism. Following a grotesque coupling between Vendel and his superior's wife, a son named Kálmán is born, who grows up to be an Olympic speed-eater. While competing in a Bulgarian eating championship, he becomes enamoured of Gizi, a hefty competitor. Their union produces the third generation in the form of Lajos. As an adult, Lajos is a gaunt taxidermist who spends his spare time raising mutant felines and caring for his morbidly obese father.<br /><br /> Recalling elements of John Waters' debauchery, David Cronenberg's physi-ological obsession and Monty Python's absurdity, <strong><em>Taxidermia</em></strong> is a truly unforgettable film - but not one for the queasy!</p>

<p>Contains scenes that may offend.</p>



<p>D György Pálfi P Péter Miskolczi, Gábor Váradi S Zsófia Ruttkay, György Pálfi WS Fortissino Films L Hungarian w/English subtitles<br /> TD 35mm/2006/91mins</p>

<p>György Pálfi was born in Budapest, Hungary, in 1974. His films include A Hal (1997, short) and Hukkle (MIFF 2003).</p>

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