Lifelike

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Lifelike explores the fascinating and increasingly-mainstream world of stuffing and mounting dead animals. The film follows several parallel stories: two rookies competing at the Canadian Taxidermy Championships for the first time, a world-ranked taxidermist facing unexpected competition at the same championships, an old veteran who compares the art of taxidermy to that of Michelangelo, and a devoted animal-lover who decides to have her deceased Jack Russell Terrier freeze-dried.

We also meet Benoît Brossard, a major hunting-trophy collector who unconsciously raises some ethical dilemmas as he ponders the future of his collection.

From our clichéd notions about the world of hunting to wacky impressions of pet taxidermy, this documentary will take you to meet engaging characters deep in the heart of this curious activity.

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