Autlook Acquires ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ Ahead of Sundance Premiere

Vienna-based Autlook Filmsales, one of many main gross sales brokers for documentaries, has acquired the feature-length documentary “Smoke Sauna Sisterhood,” forward of its world premiere at Sundance Movie Competition.

The movie portrays the Estonian smoke sauna custom, referred to as “savvusanna kombõ.” In addition to telling the historical past of the smoke saunas as a spot to provide beginning, director Anna Hints focuses on the ladies these days who come collectively within the saunas to share their secrets and techniques and intimate experiences.

“ ‘Smoke Sauna Sisterhood’ is a novel screening expertise, greatest to observe with pals,” stated Autlooks’ director of gross sales, Salma Abdalla. “Composed for the large display screen, Anna Hints crafted a story that feels each extraordinarily intimate and inclusive. The esthetically lovely setting of a smoke sauna within the Estonian forests is crammed with humanity, authenticity and humor.”

“No story too shameful, no burden too heavy to hold, while you share it along with your sisterhood, and having Salma and Autlook workforce appears like we’ve added to our sisterhood,” Hints stated.

The movie is produced by Marianne Ostrat of Alexandra Movie. The co-producers are France’s Juliette Cazanave, Iceland’s Hlín Jóhannesdóttir and Estonia’s Eero Talvistu. The movie will probably be launched theatrically in Estonia in March by ACME Movie.

The movie is produced by Alexandra Movie, Kepler22 Productions and Ursus Parvus, with participation from Estonian Movie Institute, The Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Tartu Movie Fund, CNC, Sacem, Icelandic Movie Centre and Sundance Institute Documentary Fund.

Autlook’s Sundance slate additionally embody Ido Mizrahy’s “The Longest Goodbye” and Lin Alluna’s “Twice Colonized.”