“Steam of Life”

A film about a group of naked men in sauna’s across finland might seem an unlikely film to watch, perhaps not one which captures the idea of a real tear jerker; but Joonas Berghall and Mika Hotakainen’s “Steam of Life” is different it’s touching audiences and has won awards through its powerful well edited fly on the walll, or rather camera in a sauna in letting real men talk with friends about their hopes and fears.

Variety had the following to say about the film : “Whoever says “boys don’t cry” should watch “Steam of Life”.

Another Critic wites: “Mika Hotakainen interviewed a dozenFinnish men as they sat in saunas and steam rooms, opening up to eachother and the filmmaker team about hardships they’ve faced in life….What is revealed in Steam is that in moments ofemotional turmoil and crisis, people benefit the most merely by being heard.”http://steadydietoffilm.typepad.com/blog/2010/05/review-steam-of-life.html

Below is the trailer from “Steam of Life”

Miesten Vuoro – Steam oi Life – one of the most moving documentaries about
masculinity and bonding produced by Oktober Productions

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