The Station Master

A lovely short film by talented Norwegian director Jon Olav Stokke whom I met at the annual celebration of Shorts on Tap where the film was screened as one of the best films shown at the event during the year.

A lonely Station Master at a remote, rural outpost encounters a woman stranded overnight at his station, and after some hesitation, invites her to spend the night in the warmth of his humble home. This unexpected encounter reawakens the Station Master's enthusiasm for life as the two talk long into the night, but in the morning, when her train arrives, will she leave along with his heart?