Le Taxidermiste

North American Premiere

Working from his ramshackle home studio in rural France, taxidermist Jacques Gilbert breathes new life into dead skin - transforming plaster, metal and flesh into eerily lifelike sculptured animals.
From improvising his first animal at the age of 12 through to the realities of working surrounded by death, Jacques offers a fascinating insight into his life and passion for this often misunderstood craft.
Shot in spectacular closeup - Le Taxidermiste puts the viewer right at Jacques shoulder, giving intimate access to this mysterious and ghostly world as Jacques works to reclaim another animal from falling into dust.