|Executive producers:||Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg|
SECOND PRICE OF THE JURY
84' / 2012 / Germany
English and spanish subtitled
Audience vote 7.7
Settled in the south rural region in Russia, the film tells the story of people living in one of the most radioactive contaminated spots on earth. Unknown to a wide public, this region was repeatedly irradiated by different accident of the nuclear facility „Mayak“, which was the first plant for the production of fissile material for nuclear weapons in the Soviet Union and which is still in operation. The filmmakers attemp is to find a cinematic translation for a danger that is not perceptible nor visual and to capture the strenght of people and nature who has to cope with it.
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Sebastian Mez was born 1982 in Essen, Germany. After graduating high school, he started an intership at Caspari Film for one year and then he worked as a freelancer. During this period, he directed several social spots and shorts. In 2007 he shot his first documentary DO THE RIGHT THING about capital punishment in Texas/USA, that premieres at the Max Ophüls Festival 2008. Sebastian studied Directing at Filmakademie Baden-Württemberg in Ludwigsburg, Germany, where he also made REMEMBER HOW TO FLY (2009) and A LETTER FROM GERMANY (2011). METAMORPHOSEN is his graduate and also first feature film.
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