feature, 35mm, 90 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2006.
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
|György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay||Screenplay|
|Gergely Pohárnok||Director of photography|
|Adrien Asztalos||Visual design|
|Géza Szöllősi||Art director|
|Gabriella Reisinger, Imre Bodó, Zoltán Galambos, István Király||Production manager|
|Péter Miskolczi, Gábor Váradi, Gabriele Kranzelblinder, Alexander Dumreicher Ivanceanu, Alexandre Mallet-Guy, Emilie Georges||Producer|
|Eurofilm Studio, Amour Fou Filmproduktion / AT, Memento Films Production / FR, Arte France Cinema, La Cinéfacture / FR||Production company|
|Csaba Czene, Gergő Trócsányi, Marc Bischoff, Adél Stanczel, István Gyuricza, Piroska Molnár, Gábor Máté, Géza Hegedűs D., István Hunyadkürty, Péter Blaskó, Zoltán Koppány, István Znamenák||Cast|
|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|
|Cottbus FilmFestival - 2006||Don Quijote Prize|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006||Main Prize|
|Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2006||Best Director|
|Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2006||Estonian Film Critics' Award|
|Mexico City FICCO - 2007||Best Director Award (ex-aequo)|
|Porto FANTASPORTO - 2007||Audience Award|
|Chicago International Film Festival - 2006||Silver Hugo|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006||Best Supporting Actress|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006||Best Supporting Actor|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006||Best Art Director|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006||Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the foreign critics|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006||Student Jury's Main Prize|
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