Tartan Films have acquired all UK and Ireland rights to Gyorgy Palfi's Taxidermia from Fortissimo Films.

The film, Palfi's follow-upto his 2003 debut Hukkle,screened in Un Certain Regard at Cannes and won sixprizes at the Hungarian Film Week. It is also screening at the TorontoInternational Film Festival.

Taxidermia is the gruesomebut humorous story of a grandfather, father and son.

Tartan Films managing director Laura DeCasto negotiated the deal with Fortissimo's Wouter Barendrecht.

DeCasto said: "I was blown away by Taxidermia in Cannes and I'm thrilled to be working with such an excitingand invigorating talent such as Gyorgy Palfi. Tartan Films looks forward to spearheading ataxidermy renaissance here in the UK."