[the working class]

veikko aaltonen | finland, 2004 | 99'

available to stream on
sunday 28.6.2020
between 2pm-10pm CEST

työväenluokka imperturbably takes stock of the finnish (and also european) working class. the film approaches the activities of its protagonists in heavy industry with a calm, observing, classically documentary gesture - and along with the labour, it more and more often finds images of control rooms, computer monitors, people waiting. working class values are most likely to be reflected still in the biographies that are told and the may parades, whereas the living room furnishings and leisure activities tell of the bourgeois. the film documents a slow but steady transformation. (crossing europe)

director veikko aaltonen | screenplay veikko aaltonen, heikki t. partanen | cinematography pekka uotila | editing veikko aaltonen | sound risto iissalo | music mauri sumén | production alppiharjun elokuva oy / heikki t. partanen | distribution alppiharjun elokuva oy | copy source finnish national audiovisual institute (kavi)