TAXIDERMIA Director To Tell Hero Story With TOLDI
Well, the wait is over.
The Hungarian film support system has refinanced and awarded new funds to a wide cross section of projects and here, out of the gate, comes Palfi's big budget project Toldi. Toldi's 5.4 million Euro budget is roughly five times what is typical for the nation and he's going to need it to tell the story of Miklos Toldi, a historical figure elevated to the level of folk hero in the epic poems of Janos Arany and viewed now as a sort of local Robin Hood figure with superheroic overtones. A Hungarian tank used in World War II was named for him.
Palfi is already racing through pre-production - from the sounds of it most of the prep work was done long ago with producers simply waiting for the funds required to actually start - with a September start planned. And as anyone who has seen Taxidermia can tell you, this will be worlds away from a typical hero story.