Steam of Life
( Miesten vuoro )

Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen
2010 - 81 min - Super 16 mm - Couleur - Finlande, Suède

Naked Finnish men sit in the sauna and speak straight from their heart. In the warmth of rusty stoves these men
cleanse themselves both physically and mentally.
The film takes us to many different Finnish saunas to let us hear touching stories about love, death, birth and
friendship; about life. In all of its simplicity camera records the landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical
pictures. The presence of the characters and the depth of the emotion reaches the limit where it is almost intolerable
for the viewer to watch. This film reveals the naked souls of these men exceptionally intimately and creates a poetic
portrayal of Finnish men.


Distributor : Oktober Oy
Distributor : Films Transit International Inc
Disponible au Club du doc


2010 - Visions du réel, Nyon (Suisse) : Prix du jury interreligieux