In a grey kitchen Monika lives a solitary life disturbed only by the sounds of a dripping water tap and a buzzing housefly. Monika is seducing the housefly, when a sad stranger suddenly surprises her by entering the wrong door. Heavy Heads is a minimalistic black comedy about loneliness and solitude.

Interview with Helena Frank

What is your short film about?

Heavy Heads is about loneliness and the habits in solitude.

What kind of approach to the story was important for you as a director?

To tell the story with as few and as precise elements as possible.

What is the financial background of the film? Was it easy to get it?

Heavy Heads is my graduation film from the National Film School of Denmark, so the financial part was not a concern.

How was the shooting of the film? (A nice story?)

It was a fun and unimaginably hard time making the 11350 drawings.

What do you expect from the Berlinale?

Good things!

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