Light as steam

Leonid Saveliev
33 minutes

The film will acquaint the viewer with modern practice of ancient traditionof Russian bath and tell about non-ordinary emotional experience of itspractitioners.Four men, very old friends from different places of Russia, of various kindsof professions, incomes and family statuses, come to a rural isolatedfarmstead inside of venerable coniferous forest to a small village in thenortheast of Leningrad Region.They come here once or twice in a month to take a Russian bath, smell a freeriver wind and listen to music of the forest and feel its calmness. Far awayfrom busy city streets inside the picturesque pinery there is a small woodenhouse - real Russian banya, which is waiting for them.

Producer / Production company: 
Visual Cultural Studies, University of Tromsø