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Heavy metal

In the Ukrainian South a bunch of men wanders 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.

  • Eugene Golovanevsky
    Get ahold of yourself
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    Хеві мєтал
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    personal view, habitat, men, work, comedy
  • Runtime:
    37 minutes 51 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    October 1, 2018
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    Belarusian, Ukrainian
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  • Student Project:
  • Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival
    Czech Republic
    October 26, 2018
    Special Mention (Between the seas student film competition)
  • ArtDocFest
    Russian Federation
    December 5, 2018
    official selection, non-competition
Director Biography - Eugene Golovanevsky

Eugene was born in 1983 in Odessa, Ukraine.
In 2017 graduated from the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theatre. Lives in Odessa and Kyiv, Ukraine.

His filmography includes HEAVY METAL (2018) and GET AHOLD OF YOURSELF (2016)

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Director Statement

"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.