In the Ukrainian South a bunch of men wander in search of scrap metal.
This time they found an exceptionally large prey.
Armed with a rope, a ladder and a torch-cutter they dive into the fight.
Dir. Eugene Golovanevsky - 47min - 2018 - Ukraine - Subtitles in English
"absurdist, hilarious, abject and shocking in its portrait of a group of men whose trade is to strip metal from decaying buildings." Ji'hlava, Jury Special Mention
"Heavy Metal" to a large extent is rooted in two very famous books - "Guns, Germs, and Steel" by Jared Diamond and "The Songlines" by Bruce Chatwin. It feels safer of course, when you say your own work is inspired by classics - it's like sharing the responsibility. But such is the truth: these books made me think about nomads, hunter-gatherers and people of deserts. I watched my folk - men - a lot. I grew to like how funny, how clumsy and stubborn we are. And that's what the film is about: clumsy and stubborn men trying to bring down a mammoth. I enjoyed making it, I hope you'll enjoy watching it. And please don't take it too seriously." Eugene Golovanevsky