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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

EE 2023, 1h30
Direction: Anna Hints
Estonian, Seta and Vöro spoken, Dutch and French subtitles
Alle leeftijden Grof taalgebruik

The South Estonian smoke sauna tradition was recognised by UNESCO as intangible cultural heritage. The ritual cleanses soul and body and should strengthen family ties and friendships. Deep in the forests, women gather there to share universal stories.
The film won the award for best director in the world documentary category at the Sundance Film Festival.

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  • Smoke Sauna Sisterhood
“And it feels exactly right, given that the small, smoky, steamy miracle of this film is how it creates something so intangible, so lyrical, from the absolutely elemental: fire, wood, water and lots of naked female flesh. ” — Variety

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