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SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD

Anna Hints
EE FR IS 2023    89'
⚬ Human Interest 

Synopsis

In the darkness of a smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, washing off the shame trapped in their bodies and regaining their strength through a sense of communion.

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"a film that places you in the moment of relaxation, conveys the sense of a cleansing that is both physical and spiritual. Here, you are free to say anything, trivial or significant." - Screen Daily

"a cathartic and lovely experience" - Paste Magazine

"an unforgettable experience" - POV Magazine

Credits

Director

Anna Hints

Producer

Marianne Ostrat

Co-Producers

Juliette Cazanave, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir

Production Company

Alexandra Film

Co-Production Company 

Kepler22 Productions, URSUS PARVUS

Cinematography

Ants Tammik

Writer

Anna Hints

Editors

Hendrik Mägar, Tushar Prakash, Martin Männik, Qutaiba Barhamji, Anna Hints

Music 

Edvard Egilsson

Sound

Huldar Freyr Arnarson

"Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is a film that places you in the moment of relaxation, conveys the sense of a cleansing that is both physical and spiritual. Here, you are free to say anything, trivial or significant." - Screen Daily

 

"a cathartic and lovely experience" - Paste Magazine

 

"A seemingly unassuming documentary that begins with light stories, Smoke Sauna Sisterhood quickly becomes a poignant work of art." - Sunshine State Cineplex

 

"an intimate, visceral immersion..." - The Film Verdict 

 

"a masterpiece" - Cinema Femme

 

"Hints manages to create an ethereal and magical space..." - Cineuropa

 

"an unforgettable experience" - POV Magazine

 

"empowering" - Roger Ebert

 

"...a visceral and profoundly deep film.” - Reel News Daily

 

 

Festivals

Sundance 2023

 

Film Details

Runtime 89'
Production Countries Estonia, France, Iceland

Biography

Anna Hints is an Estonian film director with a background in contemporary art and experimental folk music. Having deep roots in the distinct culture of South Estonia, Anna’s second home is in India. As an active dumpster diver, Anna’s short documentary FOR TOMORROW PARADISE ARRIVES initiated public discussion and growth of new grassroot movements against food waste in Estonia.

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