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Salla Sorri & Renate Costa – Resistente

Salla Sorri


Last year Salla received the Finnish Film Foundation's script grant for her documentary under progress, 'Woman On Hold'. The same year she finished another documentary 'The Hidden Room', which got commissioned and screened by Amos Anderson Art Museum as a part of Gottberg-Kåhre exhibition 2009. Salla also participated at the Berlinale Talent Campus last year with this documentary. Apart from her work as a director, Salla has also obtained experience within cinematography, acting, teaching and producing. In 2007 she went to Cape Town, South Africa, as a volunteer for Why Democracy House Project, in which she helped create content to the website and trailers for the films involved in the project.

Renate Costa


Renate debuted internationally this year with the documentary 'Cuchillo de Palo' (or '108'), a film that both at a personal and political level explores gays’ rights in Paraguay. The documentary has already received a number of awards: ”Best Human Rights Documentary” at the prestigious BAFICI festival in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and another for ”Best Documentary of The Year” at the Spanish Film Festival in Malaga. Since her actual debut as director in 2007 with the documentary 'Cheyvotymi - Mi pequeña flor', Renate has been working as producer on several documentary projects.




There is a house where the rain cuts into a broken roof and inside that house an old man asks himself "Who will resist the longest; the house or myself?" Don Alberto Bonnet, 84, is an unsatisfied spiritual searcher and a believer of reincarnation. With the struggle of not finding what he has been looking for all his life, he is tired of the idea of having to be born again, but has not yet lost his hope. While the spider nets, rays of the sun and the moving leafs surrounding him carry promises of the interior change, he once again opens his favorite book that starts: There is a faith which is of a man’s self, and a faith which is the gift of God; or, a Power of believing which is found in the nature of fallen man, and a power of believing which is given from above...