28 April 2005, early morning

Lifelike was the fifth film I watched at the HotDocs film festival, it screened with A Perfect Fake. I had no idea what the film was about, but went because I wanted to see Tyler before he jets off to Seattle. I was pleasantly surprised to find out the film was about the very strange world of taxidermy. The movie looks at the lives of several people; the first set of characters are taxidermists who are preparing for the premiere taxidermy competition in Canada; there is a woman who is having a taxidermist preserve her pet dog; finally there is a fellow who has the largest collection of stuffed animals in Canada. (His collection is very huge; it features: a Giraffe, an Elephant, a Tiger, a Lion, a Rhino, and a slew of other animals.) The movie was quite funny, and surprisingly interesting. It’s definitely one of the better movies I have watched this week.

Information about Lifelike at the HotDocs web site



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