We had a chance to see the Icelandic drama Metalhead earlier this year, and it’s a pretty incredible film. While the Ragnar Bragason-directed film, distributed by Cinelicious Pics, won’t be released stateside until early next year, today Decibel revealed a clip from the film, which is actually more of a dark, but ultimately uplifting drama about family and coming of age than it is a film about metal. Without giving that much away, the metal lifestyle and it’s music figures heavily into the film, about a girl coming to terms with a death of a family member by embracing his lifestyle. In the clip, Hera, the protagonist of the film, watches in awe a newscast about black metal and the Norwegian church burnings that took place in the 1990s. The clip nicely captures how the mainstream media can inadvertently help shape someone’s life.
If you’re in the New York area, there will be a special screening of the film at Brooklyn’s Saint Vitus Bar (1120 Manhattan Avenue) on November 25th. It will be a free screening, but with limited seating, so if you’re interested in attending, you can get tickets for it here.