Post: 桑拿房的女性私语 Smoke Sauna Sisterhood


制片公司:Alexandra Film

Director: Anna Hints
Screenwriter: Anna Hints
Cast: None
Producer: Marianne Ostrat. Co-Producers: Juliette Cazanave, Hlín Jóhannesdóttir
Cinematographer: Ants Tammik
Genre: Documentary
Length: 89min
Year: 2023
Dialogue: Estonian, Seto, Võro
Region: Estonia, Iceland, France
Production Company: Alexandra Film

故事梗概 Synopsis


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.

导演介绍 Director’s Biography


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 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.

导演阐述 Director’s Statement



In Smoke Sauna Sisterhood, I embarked on a transformative journey to uncover the raw and vulnerable stories that lie within the sacred space of the smoke sauna, where women share their experiences without judgment or shame. The film is an exploration of aesthetics, form, and technical approach that seeks to capture the essence of this ancient tradition, while fostering a sense of feminine solidarity and empowerment.

Aesthetically, I aimed to convey the intimacy and authenticity of the smoke sauna experience. The decision to focus the camera on the women’s bodies rather than their faces was intentional, allowing the viewers to connect with the shared humanity and vulnerability, transcending the barriers of individual identities. This choice echoes the dark, safe, and transformative nature of the smoke sauna itself, where bodies become memory landscapes, and collective experiences are embraced.