Still Working (2019) [Short]

Switzerland (MIFF 2020 )
Director: Julietta Korbel

The impending closure of a disused factory leaves its sole caretaker unmoored.

In this elliptical, engaging short film – which won a Swiss Film Prize and screened at the Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals – a monolithic industrial factory is both setting and metaphor for an exploration of vocation, utility and transience in a capitalist system. Featuring a menacing soundscape as well as stunning shots of the complex’s interiors and the Swiss Alps outside it, Still Working is a compelling portrait, at once piteous and discomfiting, of a man threatened by lost purpose.The impending closure of a disused factory leaves its sole caretaker unmoored.

In this elliptical, engaging short film – which won a Swiss Film Prize and screened at the Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals – a monolithic industrial factory is both setting and metaphor for an exploration of vocation, utility and transience in a capitalist system. Featuring a menacing soundscape as well as stunning shots of the complex’s interiors and the Swiss Alps outside it, Still Working is a compelling portrait, at once piteous and discomfiting, of a man threatened by lost purpose.The impending closure of a disused factory leaves its sole caretaker unmoored.

In this elliptical, engaging short film – which won a Swiss Film Prize and screened at the Locarno and Clermont-Ferrand film festivals – a monolithic industrial factory is both setting and metaphor for an exploration of vocation, utility and transience in a capitalist system. Featuring a menacing soundscape as well as stunning shots of the complex’s interiors and the Swiss Alps outside it, Still Working is a compelling portrait, at once piteous and discomfiting, of a man threatened by lost purpose.

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