They go gentle into that night work (Yötyön Zen)

Nominated for

Best Experimental Doc

Directed by

Soile Mottisenkangas

11' • Finland • 2020

A short film on the nocturnal rhythm of grunt work. A mail carrier, a plate rolling operator and a train driver arrive at the scene of their night shifts. This portrait depicts how they embrace the sphere of their posts. The mechanical repetition eases them into relaxation like a form of meditation.