Sorrow Tamers (Surunkesyttäjät, 2021)

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Mina Laamo is a film-making professional, working in film since 2003.

She graduated from the Aalto University with a Master of Arts (Art and Design) degree, majoring in Documentary Film, in 2015. Before, in 2012, she obtained a Master of Arts degree, majoring in Comparative Literature and Gender Studies, from the University of Helsinki.

The previous film by Mina Laamo (Becoming Me / Devenir Moi / Die Reise zu Mir / Matka minuksi, 75′ / 52′) was screened in Europe by ARTE in 2015. The film had the cinema release in Finland in same year and was screened nationally by YLE.

In addition to working as a screenwriter and director in her own films, she has worked as a Producer and Production manager and in charge of communications and marketing. The production company, Koko Production, was established by director-screenwriter-producer Mina Laamo in January 2017 and it has been running full force since that.

Besides the documentary film-making she works closely with Pia Andell, with whom she has authored the media art installation Four Trick Pony, exhibited at the Turku Art Museum in 2020-2021.


State Quality Support for Film Productions 2015 (Becoming Me / Matka minuksi)


Independent artist


Sorrow Tamers (Surunkesyttäjät, 2021)

Sorrow Tamers is a creative documentary film of a time in which our lives are searching for a new form: Sorrow always shakes up the life we used to know, and everything is changed. Changed how? Through the poetic episodes shot on film, the film explores the psychological landscapes of sorrow in a very unique way, raising the challenges and the possibilities that hide under the surface of grief. Life is learning how to let go before death, the ultimate momentum of letting go.


Coming out in 2021/2022.

YLE, Finnish Film Foundation, AVEK, TAIKE, KMS, EDN

Production company: Koko Production