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Martyna Wojciechowska to receive the Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence at the Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region.
During this year’s Closing Ceremony, the award for artistic insolence is going to be given to Martyna Wojciechowska: a journalist, traveller, social activist, author of documentary films and numerous books. More »

The Golden Angel for Artistic Insolence goes to Jerzy Skolimowski!
During this year’s Opening Ceremony of the Tofifest International Film Festival. Kujawy Pomorze Region, the Award for Artistic Insolence is going to be presented to Jerzy Skolimowski, a great master of cinema of international renown, an outstanding film director, screenwriter, actor, producer, poet and painter, and a nominee for Academy Awards. More »

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Steam of Life

Miesten vuoro · dir. Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen
Finland 2010, 81’

Document. It’s neither a therapist’s office nor a lover’s bed where Finnish men’s deepest feelings about life, love and family are brought to the surface: It’s the sauna. The film allows the viewer to become a fly on the wall as it listens in on men — naked men — talking to other men (or occasionally a grizzly bear) in the sanctuary of the country’s ubiquitous saunas. The sauna acts as a catalyst that makes a man open up to another. Body and soul are cleansed at the same time. Sauna rituals, such as vihta, löyly and beer, create an atmosphere conducive to pooling personal concerns.

Director:Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen
Screenplay:Joonas Berghäll, Mika Hotakainen
Cinematography:Färm Heikki, Kumpulainen Jani
Editing:Peltola Timo