Steam Of Life
$12 General Admission
Saunas are part of the fabric of life in Finland, as integral to the Finnish landscape as crystal-clear lakes and snowy pine forests. If you can hot-box it, you can turn it into a sauna, and the saunas in this film are as diverse as trailers, phone booths, tents and underground mines. From the inner woods of Lapland to the urban landscapes of Helsinki we follow several men and their touching stories. This documentary about life and death, loss and happiness, reveals that it’s not alcohol exclusively that opens up the Finn’s minds and hearts. A functioning sauna and a handful birch brushwood is often more than enough.
“[A] charming, intimate, and very candid documentary.” —Brian Miller, Seattle Weekly
“The best sauna movie anyone’s ever likely to see!” —Variety