Compartment No. 6

  • Juho Kuosmanen
  • Finland, Russia, Estonia, Germany
  • 2021
  • 107'
  • Hytti nro 6

Young Finnish woman Laura and tipsy Russian miner Ljoha meet on a crowded train. Laura is traveling to see the old petroglyphs and wants to become a sophisticated archaeologist who finds fulfilment in such things. Even though they annoy each other, the two strangers develop an unusual relationship of silent recognition on a bitter-sweet journey towards understanding and acceptance of themselves as they are. Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s second film (The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki – ZFF 2016; Cannes, Un Certain Regard Prize) is a melancholic and moving Arctic road movie awarded the Grand Prix at Cannes.


Subtitles: EN, HR


Juho Kuosmanen

Studied cinema at Aalto University. His feature debut, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (ZFF 2016), won the Un Certain Regard Prize in Cannes. His second feature, Compartment No. 6 (2021), also premiered at Cannes, where it won the Grand Prix, together with Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero (ZFF 2021 – Together Again).

Compartment No. 6

Juho Kuosmanen
Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman, Juho Kuosmanen
Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Dinara Drukarova, Julia Aug, Lidia Kostina, Tomi Alatalo, Viktor Chuprov, Denis Pyanov, Polina Aug
J-P Passi
Jussi Rautaniemi
Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka, Jamila Wenske, Melanie Blocksdorf, Riina Sildos, Natalia Drozd-Makan, Sergey Selyanov
Aamu Film Company, Achtung Panda!, Amrion Productions, CTB Film Company
Festivals & Awards
Cannes Film Festival 2021 – Grand Prix (ex-aequo); Toronto Int'l Film Festival 2021; Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival 2021; São Paulo International Film Festival 2021; BFI London Film Festival; Busan Int'l Film Festival 2021

Related films