Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Original language: Estonian

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

The sauna is a place where they expose their body and soul. 

Surrounded by heat and smoke, the women expel their sores. In the community, stories are shared about body acceptance, the role of a woman, searching for a partner, and the violence experienced. Together they rediscover the strength for life. The Estonian smoke bath is included in the UNESCO list of intangible cultural heritage. It is a place of peace and reflection. 

The world premiere of the movie "Bath Sisters" took place at the prestigious Sundance Film Festival. Here he was awarded for best director in the documentary category. The film is Estonia's official Oscar contender. 

Director: Anna Hints
Subtitles: Lithuanian
Year: 2023
Country: Estonia, France, Iceland
Runtime: 89 min
Rating: N-16
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