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Smoke Sauna Sisterhood

Year
2023
Country
Estonia, France, Iceland
Duration
89’
Director
Anna Hints
In the darkness of a smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, washing off the shame trapped in their bodies and regaining their strength through a sense of communion.

Content warning: nudity
CREW:
Director: Anna Hints
Producer: Marianne Ostrat Co-producers: Juliette Cazanave, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
Cinematographer: Ants Tammik
Sound: Huldar Freyr Arnarson
Sales:
Autlook Filmsales
Awards
Outstanding Cinematography at Cinema Eye Honors (2024); Grand Prix International Documentary at FIPADOC (2024); Edvard Egilsson, winner of the HARPA Nordic Film Composers Award (2024), Directing Award: World Cinema Documentary at the Sundance Film Festival (2023); McBaine Documentary Feature Award at SFFILM (2023); Newsweek Psychologia Award at Millennium Docs Against Gravity (2023); Special Mention, The City Of Poznań Freedom Award at Millennium Docs Against Gravity (2023); Eurimages Audentia Award (2023); Special Jury Mention, International Documentary Feature at the Guanajuato International Film Festival, (2023); Best Film by a Female Director at Sofia Documental (2023); Special Mention at Riga IFF (2023); Special Mention at CinEast (2023); Best Film at the All About Freedom Festival (2023); Outstanding Female-Led Feature Film at Cinéfest Sudbury IFF (2023); FIPRESCI Award at Viennale (2023); Best Baltic Film at Tallinn Black Nights FF (2023); Best Cinematography at the IDA Documentary Awards (2023); European Documentary at the European Film Awards (2023)
Director
Anna Hints
Anna Hints is an Estonian film director with a background in contemporary art and experimental folk music. Anna has deep roots in the distinct culture of South Estonia. As an active dumpster diver, Anna’s short documentary For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives initiated public discussion and the growth of new grassroot movements against food waste in Estonia. Anna’s first feature-length film Smoke Sauna Sisterhood premiered at the Sundance Film Festival World Cinema Documentary Competition in January 2023 and received the Directing Award.
Selected Filmography
For Tomorrow Paradise Arrives (2021)
Hall «GEGEMON»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
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Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Sunday
02 June 2024
12:50
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Monday
03 June 2024
10:10
Hall «KINOMAN»
Zhovten cinema
Kostiantynivska St, 26
Original language with Ukrainian and English subtitles
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Friday
07 June 2024
18:00
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May
June 2024
Monogamia
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Monogamia
Year
2023
Country
Israel, Germany
Director
Ohad Milstein
Duration
73’
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The Gullspång Miracle
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The Gullspång Miracle
Year
2023
Country
Sweden, Norway, Denmark
Director
Maria Fredriksson
Duration
108’
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While the Green Grass Grows
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While the Green Grass Grows
Year
2023
Country
Canada, Switzerland
Director
Peter Mettler
Duration
166’
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A Picture to Remember
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A Picture to Remember
Year
2023
Country
Ukraine, France, Germany
Director
Olga Chernykh
Duration
72’
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