Light as Steam

A film by Leonid Savelyev,
Country: Russia,
Duration: 32min,
Language: Russian,
Subtitles: English,
Year: 2014

The film will acquaint the viewer with the modern practice of the ancient tradition of the Russian bath and tell about the non-ordinary emotional experience of its practitioners. Four men, very old friends from different places of Russia, of various kinds of professions, incomes, and family statuses come to a rural isolated farmstead inside of venerable coniferous forest to a small village in the northeast of Leningrad Region. They come here once or twice a month to take a Russian bath, smell a free river wind, and listen to the music of the forest and feel its calmness. Far away from busy city streets inside the picturesque pinery, there is a small wooden house – real Russian banya, which is waiting for them.

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