Compartment Number 6 takes you on a train journey through Arctic, Russian landscapes. The film won the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival and is shortlisted for an Oscar nomination in the category Best International Film. The film is also nominated at the Golden Globes.
About the film
Laura (Seidi Haarla) escapes from a recent breakup on the train from Moscow to Murmansk in the late 90's. She is joined in the compartment by the miner Ljoha (Yuriy Borisov). Laura's hope for a calm train journey that will help her find herself, comes to an abrupt end when Ljoha already the first night drinks himself talkative and full. After the first conflict-filled meeting, the unequal couple begins to find an unexpected tone. Their casual encounter on a crowded train is characterized by a warm humor that makes both passengers look at themselves with new eyes.
The film is based on Rosa Liksom's award-winning novel and is a warm and humorous road movie.
About the filmmaker
Juho Kuosmanen (b. 1979) is a Finnish filmmaker and screenwriter. He graduated from the Aalto University School of Arts, Design and Architecture in 2014 with the graduation film The Painting Sellers (2010). Compartment Number 6 is Kuosmanen's second feature film after the debut film The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016).