Taxidermia

The heroes of Taxidermia are three men. Three generations of a family, who happen to live in Eastern Europe, in Hungary. The story of the grandfather, the awkward batman of a ruthless captain in the 2nd World war; the father, who is a professional sports man, a competitive eater during the socialist era; and the story of the son, who is a taxidermist, the sculptor of organic material, is told by the youngest member of the family. Surrealism and historical facts get mixed up in his imagination, creating a kind of "fairy realism". 


World premiere: Cannes Film Festival 2006 (Cannes, France)

Trailer
Awards

Cottbus Film Festival (Cottbus, Germany)

Don-Quijote Award


Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, USA)

The Silver Hugo


Brussels Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium)

Iris Award - Best Film


Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)

Best Directing


Hungarian Film Week (Budapest, Hungary)

Grand Prix


Mexico International Film Festival (Mexico)

Grand Prix Ficco 


Gene Moskowitz Preis
Csaba Szene - Best supporting Actor
Adél Stanczel - Best supporting Actress
Best Visual Design
Grand Prix of the Students Jury

Festivals

2006
Cannes Film Festival (Cannes, France)
Cottbus Film Festival (Cottbus, Germany)
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Tallinn, Estonia)
Thessaloniki International Film Festival (Thessaloniki, Greece)
Etiuda&Anima International Film Festival (Krakow, Poland)
Seville European Film Festival (Seville, Spain)
American Film Market (Santa Monica, USA)
São Paulo International Film Festival (Sao Paulo, Brasil
BFI London Film Festival (London, UK)
Festival du nouveau cinéma (Montreal, canada)
Bergen International Film Festival (Bergen, Norway)
Sitges Film Festival (Sitges, Spain)
Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, USA)
Busan International Film Festival (Busan, South Korea)
Reykjavík International Film Festival (Reykjavík, Island)
International Antalya Film Festival (Antalya, Turkey)
Helsinki International Film Festival (Helsinki, Finnland)
Toronto International Film Festival (Toronto, canada)
Sarajevo Film Festival (Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
Melbourne International Film Festival (Melbourne, Australia)
Brussels Film Festival (Brussels, Belgium)
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic)
Moscow International Film Festival (Moscow, Russia)
Transilvania International Film Festival (Cluj-Napoca, Romania)
Hungarian Film Week (Budapest, Hungary)


2007

Diagonale. Festival des österreichischen Films (Graz, Austria)