György Pálfi was born in 1974 in Budapest and started shooting experimental Super 8 films in 1987. He is best known for his debut feature Hukkle (2002) and the grotesque satire Taxidermia (2006) which was screened in the Un Certain Regard programme of that year’s Cannes Film Festival and went on to win awards at the Chicago International Film Festival, Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Transilvania International Film Festival as well as the Sundance Institute/NHK Award for Best European Film Project. Pálfi is currently shooting his sixth feature and first English-language film, The Voice, in Canada – an adaption of Polish author Stanislaw Lem’s 1968 classic novel His Master’s Voice.
- Free Fall
Hungary, South Korea, France, 2014 Dir. György Pálfi “What tea do you want? We’ve got some mint tea,” mutters an old woman to her apathetic husband. She then goes up to the roof of her apartment block from where she surveys Budapest’s evening skyline. And she jumps. Plunging past the apartments that fill her grey Communist block, and their inhabitants, her fall sets off a mise-en- scène in which György…Read more →