Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

  • Anna Hints
  • Estonia, France, Iceland
  • 2023
  • 89'
  • Savvusanna sõsarad

In the smoky warmth of an Estonian log-cabin sauna, a group of women gather in an intimate cleansing ritual, both physical and mental, sharing with each other their experiences and stories. Within this safe space of freedom, they regain the strength needed to face the outside world. Winner of Directing Award at this year’s Sundance Film Festival, Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is an impressively shot documentary about tradition, female community and some naked truths.

Subtitles: EN, HR

Anna Hints

Anna Hints (1989) is an Estonian director, screenwriter and musician. In addition to studying film direction, she holds degrees in literature and photography as well. Her short films have screened around the world, garnering many awards. Her documentary feature Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is the first Estonian documentary selected in competition at Sundance, where it went on to win the Directing Award in the World Cinema category.

Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Anna Hints
Anna Hints
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Festivals & Awards
Sundance Film Festival – Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary