DOCSBARCELONA - International Documentary Film Festival


Joonas Berghäll & Mika Hotakainen
Finland, Sweden 2010 81 min.

StWhat do men talk about? In Finland, saunas are a meeting place for men. Based on the male realm, this film travels through the Finnish saunas, where we become privy to men’s stories about life and death.
In all of its simplicity, the camera records the raw and rare beauty of the landscapes, the saunas and the male world. Steam of life reveals the souls of several men through an exceptionally intimate and poetic gaze.

Production: Joonas Berghäll
Editing: Timo Peltola
Photography: Heikki Farm, Jani Kumpulainen
Sound: Christian Christensen
Music: Jonas Bohlin
Production Companies: Oktober Oy, Röde Orm Film AB
Distributor: Films Transit International

Tampere Film Festival (Risto Jarva Award and Audience Award)- Finland, 2010
Visions du Réel (Award of Interreligious Jury) - Switzerland, 2010
Doc Aviv Film Festival (Main Prize) - Israel, 2010
Planete Doc Review Film Festival  (Millenium Award) - Poland, 2010
Silverdocs (Special Jury Mention) - USA, June 2010
Pänru International Documentary Film Festival (Grand Prize) - Estonia, 2010
Dok Leipzig (Silver Dove Award) - Germany, 2010
Doclisboa (Universities Award) - Portugal, 2010


Date Time Venue Language tickets
03-02-2011 18:00 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *
06-02-2011 21:15 Cinemes Girona
VOS Cat / VOS Eng *

(*) Tickets only in box office

(**) Free Admission

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