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
DIRECTOR: Mina 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
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).