Taxidermia (Taxidermia)

(2006, feature, 35mm, color, 90 minutes)
co-produced with:Austria, France

Three stories. Three ages. Three men. Grandfather, father, son. One is an orderly, one is a leading sportsman, and one is a master taxidermist. One desires love, the other success, and the third immortality.
The grandfather lives in his fantasies and on cold winter evenings he warms up his freezing little shed with his feverish dreams. Nothing can stop his fertile imagination.
The father stuffs himself. For four years he was the first in his section in the Confectionary Industry. He is still unbeatable in chocolate wafers with an individual record of 2.98 (just as a comparison Igor Vostongonoff was the European champion in Sophia with 3.21).
The son stuffs animals. He was born one and a half kilos. Now he has less than one and a half minutes left. He goes in for something that nobody has ever imagined before.

Based on Lajos Parti Nagy's short stories

Awards

Brussels Festival of European Film - 2006

Main Prize (Iris Award ex-aequo for Best Film)

Piestany Cinematik - 2007

Meeting Point Europe Award (main prize)

Antalya Golden Orange IFF - 2006

Best Director György Pálfi

Cottbus FilmFestival - 2006

Don Quijote Prize

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006

Main Prize

Best Supporting Actress Adél Stanczel

Best Supporting Actor Csaba Czene

Best Art Director Adrien Asztalos

Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the foreign critics

Student Jury's Main Prize

Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2006

Best Director György Pálfi

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2006

Estonian Film Critics' Award

Mexico City FICCO - 2007

Best Director Award (ex-aequo) György Pálfi

Porto FANTASPORTO - 2007

Audience Award

Chicago International Film Festival - 2006

Silver Hugo