|Synopsis||Settled somewhere in nowhere in the south Ural 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. Rather than an investigative flick, the filmmakers attempt 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.|
Sebastian MEZ 세바스티안 메츠Born in 1982 in Essen, Germany. After graduating from high school, he was employed by CASPARI FILM for one year before leaving to work as a freelancer, during which time he made several social spots and short films. In 2007 he made his first middle-length documentary Do the Right Thing about capital punishment in Texas, USA, which premiered at the Max Ophüls Festival. Metamorphosen was premiered at Berlin Film Festival in 2013 and shown at more than 40 film festivals.