Logotyp 2022 29 nov – 4 dec
Kulturhuset Väven

Ruthless Times – Songs of Care

Susanna Helke | 1 h 32 min | Finland
Original title: Ruthless Times - Songs of Care
Director: Susanna Helke
Year: 2022
Duration: 1 h 32 min
Country: Finland
Language: Finnish
Subtitles: English

With dark humor, this film examines the Finnish state’s healthcare system, where employees try to survive under harsh working conditions. An employee is blacklisted for exposing malpractice at his unit and pensioners feel the consequences of the privatization of healthcare services. Anonymous stories have turned into choruses, giving voices to those who, in fear of losing their jobs, have been silenced. A film about working conditions and care that not only explores a tricky political issue but also examines and stretches the limits and possibilities of documentary film.