Last Nights Movies 17.11.2016

It was the Christmas lights switch on so getting home through the crowds of tiny flashing children was almost impossible, so I didn’t fit too many films in…

I started with a all time favourite then moved onto something that sits at the total opposite of the spectrum….

taxidermiaTaxidermia (2006)

I used to eye this film up in Blockbusters, as I feverishly worked my way through the World Cinema section I was tempted but I thought it was going to be heavy on the comedy side. You literally can’t make this shit up but the film is beautiful, ingenious and poetic. The film starts at the end, and slowly details a particular Hungarian family line, through 3 generations we can see the birth of a country. The film is highly surreal and darkly comic at times, it deals a lot with the body and mostly inside. There’s a lot of blood and guts, and vomit.. But strangely it remains quite beautiful.. The first generation has a dick that shoots fire, his son is a world class speed eater, but the grandson develops into a scrawny taxidermist.. At times it seems disjointed and this is due to it being pieced together by stories from Lajos Parti Nagy. An unusual Body Horror that would make Cronenberg proud and another stunning film from György Pálfi. 10/10. Continue reading Last Nights Movies 17.11.2016