Taxiderman

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Taxiderman

Taxiderman

original title:

Taxiderman

directed by:

cast:

Alberto Michelon

production:

Gramvideo, Folium Films

country:

Italy

year:

2021

film run:

30'

format:

colour

status:

Ready (06/04/2021)

festivals & awards:

  • Flickers - Rhode Island International Film Festival 2022
  • Firenze FilmCorti Festival 2021: Best Documentary
  • Corto Dorico Film Festival 2021
  • Montcatini International Short Film Festival 2021: Best Italian Film
  • Bush Wick Film Festival 2021: Official Selection
  • Kort Film Festivalen 2021: Official Selection

Alberto is Padua’s only taxidermist, and perhaps the only one in Italy to specialize in pet taxidermy. His typical client grieves for a cat, a dog, a bird, from which they will not be separated even by death. Acting as a de facto animal undertaker, skilled technician, and part-time therapist, Alberto tangibly gives his clients the essence of what they lost. But now his craft is not enough, he is at an existential crossroads as he channels his love of the macabre into sculptures made of animal remains.
More than the life of a singular artist, “Taxiderman” explores the poignant, poetic and sometimes hilarious truths that come to light when death is both object and subject.