The University of Edinburgh
50 George Square, Edinburgh, City of Edinburgh EH8 9JU
LLC on Screen makes a trip to beautiful Finland with a stunning documentary about the country’s male population and saunas.
“Within the steam-filled confession booth of a sauna, men talk candidly and emotively about their lives, loves, and losses, their famous Scandinavian reserve seemingly melting away into streams of tears with each new puff of steam. “What are the options for boys?” a solider asks a bench-mate, reflecting on his inability to mourn. “Silence and drinking”
Steam of Life wears its nationalism, as well as its heart, on its sleeve, intercutting gorgeous long shots of the Finnish countryside between its in-the-buff interviews, and ending with a dedication, not merely to its subjects, but to, “all Finnish men.”
You can join us for this FREE screening at 50 George Square in classroom 3.54. Film will start at 7pm!
If you’re lucky there might be some Finnish treats available 😉