~ Winner of the Artistic Vision Award ~
Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart about love, death, birth and friendship; about life. In all its simplicity the camera records the raw and rare beauty of landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical pictures. The presence of the characters and the depth of their emotion reach a limit almost intolerable for the viewer to watch. In the warmth of rusty stoves they cleanse themselves both physically and mentally in an exceptionally intimate and poetic film with a deeply emotional and unforgettable finale.