SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints is now in post-production

In Post-production June 2021

  • THE UNCLE by Andrija Mardesic and David Kapac, producer: EAVE graduate and Serbian National Coordinator Milan Stojanovic is in post-production. The film appears to be set in Yugoslavia in the late 1980s, as a family welcomes their beloved uncle, who has returned home from Germany for the holidays. The reunited family enjoys the traditional Christmas lunch until a smartphone starts ringing. It’s a sign that it is not the 1980s after all, and it soon becomes clear that it’s not quite Christmas time either, and that it is not just the served turkey that can be cut with a knife – the tension can, too. Set almost entirely in one location, THE UNCLE manoeuvres between the grotesque, terror and black humour, telling a story similar to “a Christmas film in which something has gone terribly wrong”. The film is produced by Milan Stojanovic of Belgrade-based Sense Production as well as Ivan Kelava and Tomislav Vujić, of Zagreb-based Eclectica.


  • SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD by Anna Hints, producer: EAVE graduate Marianne Ostrat is in post-production. The film looks at womanhood through the rituals of smoke sauna – an ancient tradition from Southeast Estonia that belongs to the UNESCO Representative Life of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. In the darkness of the smoke sauna, women share their innermost secrets and intimate experiences, wash off the shame trapped into their bodies and regain their strength. SMOKE SAUNA SISTERHOOD is produced by Marianne Ostrat through Estonia’s Alexandra Film in co-production with Juliette Cazanave and Pierre Jestaz through the French Kepler 22 Productions and Hlin Johannesdottir through Ursus Parvus (Iceland). The film has recently received production support from the Sundance Institute Documentary Fund. The Estonian Film Institute and the Cultural Endowment of Estonia, as well as the Tartu Film Fund and CNC (France) also support the film.

Page published 29 June 2021. Updated 30 June 2021.

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