They Go Gentle Into That Night Work

They Go Gentle Into That Night Work, Soile Mottisenkangas, Finland, 2020, 11’
Documentary, o.v. Finnish, Italian & English subtitles

WTFF5 – Internation Competition Extraworks

Yötyön Zen

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 working roles. The mechanical repetition eases them into relaxation like a form of meditation.

Director’s Bio-filmography
Soile Mottisenkangas (1971) is a Finnish filmmaker and artist based Helsinki. She graduated in the Master’s of Arts, Film, from The Screen Academy Scotland, Napier University, 2011. She has held several private and group exhibitions including video art and her short films Maria Eveliina (2013) and Bully Factory (2012) have been screened at international film festivals.


Directed by Soile Mottisenkangas
Screenplay Soile Mottisenkangas
DOP Saija Mäki-Nevala
Sound Salla Hämäläinen, Jani Hietanen
Editing Telma Tuomisto
Sound Editing Ville-Matti Koskiniemi
Music Ville-Matti Koskiniemi
Cast Heli Lappalainen, Leila Mämmelä, Krista Majola
Production Artlab Productions Oy
Distribution Artlab Productions Oy