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Steam of Life


The film travels through Finland joining men of all walks of life in many different saunas to let us hear their touching stories about love, death, birth and friendship; about life. In all its simplicity the camera records the raw and rare beauty of landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical pictures. In the warmth of rusty stoves they cleanse themselves both physically and mentally in an An exceptionally intimate and poetic film with a deeply emotional and unforgettable finale.


Festival Participation

  • International Documentary Association Awards - 2010
    Nominated for Best feature-length Documentary
  • Silverdocs Documentary Festival, USA - 2010
  • HotDocs Film Festival, Canada - 2010
  • DocPoint Documentary Film Festival, Finland - 2010
  • Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montréal, Canada - 2010
  • International Documentary Festival Amsterdam, Netherlands - 2010

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