Compartment No 6

Cert 15

8th June 2023

Winner – Cannes Film Festival 2021 Grand Prix – Juho Kuosmanen  

Director: Juho Kuosmanen

Cast: Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Yuliya Aug

Country: Finland /Russia /Estonia /Germany         Finnish /Russian (English subs)  108 mins

UK release date: April 2022

Laura Haarla, a young Finnish woman, escapes from an enigmatic love affair with her professor Irina (Dirana Drukarova) in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Her intention: to see the petroglyphs – mysterious rock drawings, thousands of years old. Forced to share a small sleeper compartment on the long journey with an obnoxious Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment no 6 to face the truth about their own yearning for human connection.

“Kuosmanen – in only his second film – has created a rich, emotional journey and a witty comic train movie.” – John Bleasdale, Sight & Sound Magazine

“The film’s central theme of overcoming otherness and finding common ground across personal, cultural and geographical borders seems like a balm for the soul in these tumultuous times.” – Mark Kermode, The Guardian

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