An aging curator of one of the world’s most unique museums races against his own mortality to complete his comprehensive collection.

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Synopsis: Paris has the Louvre. London has the Tate Modern, and New York the Metropolitan Museum. But Husavik, Iceland—a diminutive village on the fringe of the Arctic Circle—boasts the world’s only museum devoted exclusively to painstakingly preserved male genitalia. Founded and curated by Sigurður “Siggi” Hjartarson, the Icelandic Phallological Museum houses four decades worth of mammalian members, from a petite field mouse to the colossal sperm whale, and every “thing” in between. But, lamentably, Siggi’s collection lacks the holy grail of phallic phantasmagoria: a human specimen. Siggi’s world changes dramatically when he receives generous offers from an elderly Icelandic Casanova and an eccentric American. However, as the competition for eternal penile preservation heats up between the two men, Siggi soon discovers that this process is more complicated than it initially appeared. In their debut feature film, Jonah Bekhor and Zach Math follow Siggi on his dogged, often emotional quest to complete his exhibition in a peculiar, yet startlingly relatable, story of self-fulfillment and the value of personal legacies (both big and small).

Genre

Documentary / Comedy / Drama

Language

English

Starring

Sigurður Hjartarson... Himself

Directed by

Jonah Bekhor
Zach Math

Produced by

Jonah Bekhor
Zach Math

Awards

Nominated: Best Documentary Film, Chicago International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Hot Docs, 2012
Official Selection: Silver Docs, 2012
Official Selection: Austin Fantastic Fest, 2012
Official Selection: Reykjavik International Film Festival, 2012
Official Selection: Glasgow Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: Offscreen Film Festival, 2013
Official Selection: L'Étrange Festival, 2013
Official Selection: Edmonton International Film Festival, 2013

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Country of Origin

Canada

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