October 22 only
“Taxidermia is a brilliant, often grotesquely bizarre allegory on life in Hungary from World War II to the present, a surrealist fantasy exploring the limits of the body and its desires and altogether a darkly funny comedy.” Los Angeles Times
CONTENT WARNING: This film contains some graphic and shocking content that goes beyond an R rating.
György Pálfi’s ghastly, audacious assault on the senses leaps from generation to generation of Magyar men and a genetic disorder that results in more body dysfunction than Cronenberg’s entire oeuvre. An ode to unseen stories of sadness, love and mutation, from harelipped masturbating peeping toms to Olympian speed-eating, grotesque sex, strange infants, penises that shoot fire and gigantic house cats – well, you get the idea. This hilarious yet ghastly broth of Monty Python-style shenanigans and Eastern European gloominess is not recommended for all tastes, but those seeking a bizarre and utterly audacious experience will be in goggle-eyed heaven. Prepare to let your eyes, ears and mind feast on this one-of-a-kind cinematic buffet.
A film by György Pálfi. Austria / France / Hungary. 2006. HD Digital. 91 min. In English, Hungarian and Russian with English subtitle.
This film is part of Don’t Open it! Possession and other Eastern European Nightmares.
NOTE FILMS START RIGHT AT THE LISTED SHOWTIME.
Health and safety are our priority. Please read our health and safety protocols and precautions.
FREE OR DISCOUNTED FOR MEMBERS
STARTING 8/20, IN ACCORDANCE WITH SAN FRANCISCO’S SAFER RETURN TOGETHER ORDER, WE ARE REQUIRING PROOF OF VACCINATION FOR ENTRY. WE THANK YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.