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Public Meeting, Thu 22 Nov 2018, free entry

Steam of Life

Steam of Life


A film by Joonas Berghäll and Mika Hotakainen. Presented by Compass Festival in partnership with North Star Coffee Roasters.

Naked Finnish men in saunas speak straight from the heart. In the warmth of rusty stoves they cleanse themselves, both physically and mentally, culminating in this story’s deeply emotional tale. The film travels through Finland, joining men of all walks of life, in many different saunas, telling us their touching stories about love, death, birth and friendship.

With great simplicity, the camera records the raw and rare beauty of landscapes, saunas and men in almost magical pictures. The presence of the characters and the depth of their emotion has a visceral impact on the viewer. Steam of Life reveals the men’s naked souls in an intimate and poetic way. 

On the eve of Bethany Wells’ wood fired sauna WARMTH [] returning to Leeds after a two-year UK tour, join us at North Star Coffee Roasters for the rare chance to see Steam of Life screened in the UK.

North Star will be offering a special themed menu for the event, so don't miss out, and reserve your free place at the screening!

Event details

Dates Times
Thu 22 Nov 2018 18:30 to 20:30


Free entry

Please note that admission is by ticket.

Events at this Venue

date event
Thu 22 Nov Steam of Life
Sun 9 Dec Spoon Carving Workshop


Compass Festival


North Star Coffee Shop & General Store,
Unit 33, The Boulevard,
Leeds Dock,
LS10 1PZ



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