Smoke Sauna Sisterhood15
In the far southeast of Estonia, a group of women from the Võro community come together hare their stories and to cleanse their bodies and in a traditional smoke sauna. Through the observance of rituals rooted in community and well-being, this empathetic documentary reveals what it means for these women to create a space for communion, solidarity, and healing.
‘It’s an intense watch; at times infectiously hilarious, at others wrenchingly sad. For the film’s brief running time, there’s an emotional osmosis at play, in both sauna and cinema alike.’
Wendy Ide, The Observer
‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood is a window into an enviable cultural practice of solidarity, as the safe communal space provides a place for gossip and laughter as well as the expression of pain.’
Saskia Lloyd Gaiger, Little White Lies
What else is on?
Today (Wednesday 29th November)
Tomorrow (Thursday 30th November)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!