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METALHEAD

STARRING

Ingvar Eggert Sigurðsson, Thora Bjorg Helga, Sveinn 

DIRECTOR

Ragnar Bragason

RUNTIME

97 mins

GENRE

Drama

COUNTRY

Iceland

Fueled by a remarkable breakout performance by actress Thora Bjorg Helga, Director Ragnar Bragason’s intense drama of loss, faith, redemption, Megadeth and Judas Priest begins with a farming accident in the 1980’s that sends a young girl, Hera, and her parents into a tail-spin of grief over the death of her heavy metal music-obsessed older brother. A decade later and Hera is transformed into a sexy, surly headbanger and DIY musician, dressed in black leather and a Slayer t-shirt, clutching her dead brother’s electric guitar as she howls anthems of rage to a barn full of cows. Seemingly trapped in a haunted landscape of slaughterhouses and barren winter fields, making all the wrong choices in her life – including coming on to the local priest and sleeping with her platonic best friend – Hera slowly, painfully comes to terms with her family’s loss and the sound of her own true voice.