György Pálfi

György Pálfi


My life is short. I don’t want to dedicate my life to political filmmaking. I think my resonsibility is to make more universal, more human stories.    


György Pálfi was born in 1974 in Budapest. He started shooting experimental Super 8 movies in 1987. He drew international attention with his feature film debut Hukkle, honored with a EFA for Discovery of the Year, received a FIPRESCI Award Special Mention in Cottbus Film Festival. His second feature film, TAXIDERMIA, quickly became known for its kinkiness and violence.

TAXIDERMIA screened at Cannes Un Certain Regard and won the Sundance Institute/NHK Award for Best European Film Project. His film FINAL CUT - LADIES AND GENTELEMAN's Special Screening was at Cannes Classics. His latest feature film, FREE FALL won three major awards (Best Director Award, Special Jury Prize and Label Europe Cinemas Award) at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 2014. HIS MASTER'S VOICE is his most recent film which premieres at the Tokyo IFF.

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