TWISTED EXCLUSIVE ENGAGEMENTS - Taxidermia & Mondo Cane
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Friday March 5 & Saturday March 6 â Mondo Cane (4, 8pm) & Taxidermia (6, 10pm)
$10 Double feature
Taxidermia (2006) contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together by recurring motifs. The dim grandfather, an orderly during World War Two, lives in his bizarre fantasies; he desires love. The huge father seeks success as a top athlete a speed eater in the post-war pro-Soviet era. The grandson, a meek, small-boned taxidermist, yearns for something greater: immortality. He wants to create the most perfect work of art of all time by stuffing his own torso. Historical facts and surrealism become intertwined as magical realism, like in the works of Gabriel Garca Marquez or the Hungarian writer Lajos Parti Nagy; the script is based on two of the latters stories. Palfi added the third story, that of the grandson the taxidermist. This plays on a double bill with Mondo Cane (1962). Various themes pop up along the way through this impressive, hard-hitting documentary feature, notably the cruel treatment inflicted on animals, including the human species. Vehicle is impressive on many counts: first, the material found on a round-the-world hunt; second, the juxtaposition of the various elements, sequences, and themes in order to provoke the viewer.
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