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After Work

By Erik Gandini
Sunday 17.12.23
AFTER WORK6 Cred Fasad Fredrik Wenzel

After Work is a thought-provoking film about labour in the 21st century. Filmed with a sharp lens and a hint of sarcasm, director Erik Gandini explores our relationship with our jobs. Who are we if we stop working?

About the film

After Work explores a development in society which is raising concern for a lot of people, and affects many more. The majority of today's jobs will disappear within a few decades. While technology is surpassing human capacity, we should be thinking of what role work has in our lives. Are we ready for a surplus of time? A life without a job? With a story that crosses four continents, After Work describes four different fates, where some barely have a life without their job, while others truly enjoy their free time. Through it all we're thrown into an existential friction, between the present and the future.

About the filmmaker

Erik Gandini (b. 1967) is an Italian-Swedish filmmaker, and a professor in documentary film at Stockholm University of the Arts. Several of his films have screened at the world's most prestigious documentary film festivals, CPH:DOX and IDFA, such as After Work (2023), The Swedish Theory of Love (2015) and Surplus: Terrorized Into Being Consumers (2003), which also won a Silver Wolf at IDFA.

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