POV Steam of Life

POV Steam of Life

Sun, 08/19/2012 - 11:00pm

Pictured: Men of the caravan sauna.

Credit: Courtesy of Oktober Oy

From a land of long, dark winters comes a moody, comic, and moving study of Finnish men, as framed by the national obsession with the sauna.  Steam of Life, airs Sunday, August 19 at 11 p.m. on WXXI-TV/HD (DT21.1/cable 11/cable 1011). In the sauna, they come together to sweat out not only the grime of contemporary life, but also their grief, hopes, joys and memories. Beautifully and hauntingly shot, the acclaimed film provides a surprising glimpse into the lives of Finnish men and a remarkable depiction of the troubled and often reticent hearts of contemporary Western men.

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Please note that the air date presented in this trailer differs from our local encore presentation broadcast.