• art/experimental ,
  • human rights/social issues ,
  • Documentary films, over 30 min
2022 | 66 min

Sorrow Tamers

Surunkesyttäjät

Details

Sorrow Tamers is an art-house-documentary film about individuals, who have decided to face the sorrow as it exists to them. Sorrow always shakes up the life we used to know, and everything is changed. Changed how? You do not know, unless you fearlessly step into the world of grief and, without fearing the change, step out in due course as a new, transformed version of yourself.

Shot on film, the short episodes of individual stories form a larger story of the finite nature of life and the intrinsic need of human beings to reach out to each other, even when it is not possible. Life is learning how to let go before death, the ultimate momentum of letting go.

International premiere: Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
 
DIRECTORMina Laamo
SCRIPT
Mina Laamo
CINEMATOGRAPHY
Päivi Kettunen F.S.C.
SOUND DESIGN: Janne Laine
EDITING: Tuuli Kuittinen F.C.E.
PRODUCER: Mina Laamo
PRODUCTION COMPANY: Koko Production

Director

Mina Laamo

has worked as a filmmaker since 2003. She graduated from the Aalto University with a Master of Arts in Documentary Film in 2015. She also has a Master of Arts in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies from the University of Helsinki. Her previous works include The Pests (2007), Becoming Me (2015) and Four Trick Pony (2020).

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Contact

Arttu Manninen

Advisor / International Promotion and Cultural Export of Documentary Films

• deputy Jan 28 – Dec 8, 2022
• festival distribution strategy for documentary films
• travel support and material support for international promotion: documentary films

+ 358 44 491 9069