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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood (2023)

Original title: Savvusanna sõsarad

Documentary Duration 89:00

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

A deeply moving, intimate and breathtaking approach to issues of trauma, healing, and community. In the darkness of smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences. Through a sense of communion, women wash off the shame trapped in their bodies and regain their strength.

Director: Anna Hints

Keywords: changing of seasons | abortion | humiliation | nude bathing | nakedness | love | baby | sharing one's life's experience | mother with infant | mother's love | View all »

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Main Data

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Production Firm(s) Alexandra Film
Film Category Documentary
Text / Dialogue Estonian, Võro
Subtitles English, Russian
Duration 89:00

First releases

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  • on filmfestival: 22.01.2023, Sundance Film Festival, Park City, United States
  • in cinema: 21.03.2023, Estonia

Festivals, awards, nominations

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  • Award, Sundance Film Festival (USA), 2023, World Cinema - Documentary: Directing Award
  • Award, European Film Awards, 2023, Best Documentary
  • Award, San Francisco International Film Festival (USA), 2023, McBaine Documentary Feature Award

Partners and Sponsors

  • Kultuuriministeerium
  • EFI
  • Eesti Kultuurkapital
  • ERR
  • Rahvusarhiiv
  • BFM
  • Kinoliit
  • Eesti Filmiajakirjanike ühing
  • Tallinnfilm