Friday 21.2 at 6pm at Arkadia: Screening of ‘Saunoa’, a documentary film by Anna Recasens

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Dear friend of Arkadia,

You are invited to the screening of ‘Saunoa’, a documentary film by Anna Recasens on Friday 21.2 at 6pm at Arkadia (Nervanderinkatu 11). It is the world première!

Saunoa: 2013 / 24 min. / No dialogue

Saunoa is an experimental three-part essay of life around the sauna.

Script, cinematography, edition and direction by Anna Recasens.
Sound recording, sound design and music composition by Julius Nevanlinna.


Warm regards,


Entrance is free but a donation of €3 (or more!) to fund the event is suggested and would be most welcome. If you have no loose change or coins we gladly accept payment via Visa Electron or Mastercard etc. !


This is a three-part documentary set in different places in or around Helsinki where there is a sauna. The film is about Finnish social relationships somewhere in, out or next to a sauna: in the Yrjönkatu swimming-pool, in Arla, a public sauna in Kallio and in an old wooden sauna by a lake. The whole piece is divided in 2 acts and one intermission.
Personally I got interested in filming a sauna as a social study because I could notice the similarities of the Finnish sauna and the Spanish bar, where people meet and socialize.

Anne Recasens
I was born in Barcelona 1988. I just got the Audiovisual Communication degree specialized in cinema at the Univeristat Pompeu Fabra in Barcelona. I studied my last school year in Berlin; Freie Universität and Universität der Künste, where I got specialization in cinema production and direction and I started developing my interest and practise in documentary film. At the time I worked as a documentary journalist for the Catalan TV station.

After Berlin I moved to Helsinki where I took my internship in a Documentary production company: Illume. Last April I had the chance to find a job in a production company, Inland Company, as a producer and sales assistant. I worked in different film festivals: Festival internacional de San Sebastián (Spain), Cinemaissí (Finland) and International Random Film Festival (Sweden).