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Compartment No. 6

Compartment No. 6

Original Name: Hytti Nro 6
English Name: Compartment No. 6
Year: 2021
Run Time: 107 Min
Language: Russian, Finnish
Type (Colour/ Black & White): Colour
Country: Finland, Germany, Estonia, Russia
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Producer: Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Cast: Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov
Screenplay: Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman, Juho Kuosmanen
Cinematographer: Jani-Petteri Passi
Editor: Jussi Rautaniemi
Sound Designer: Pietu Korhonen
Costume Designer: Jaanus Vahtra
Production Designer: Kari Kankaanpää
Production Company: Aamu Film Company
World Sales: Totem Films
World Sales Email: hello@totem-films.com

Festivals:

  • Cannes FF 2021
  • Toronto IFF 2021
  • BFI London FF 2021
  • Palm Springs IFF 2022

Director’s Selected Filmography:

  • 2016 The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki
  • 2010 The Painting Sellers (Mid Length)
  • 2008 Citizens (Short)
  • 2008 Road Markers (Short)

Director’s Biography:

Juho Kuosmanen

Juho Kuosmanen (b. 1979) is a Helsinki based filmmaker. He graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. His first two films have won a prize in Cannes FF. The Painting Sellers (2010) won the 1st prize in Cannes Cinéfondation and, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016) won The Prix Un Certain Regard. Besides making award-winning films, he has directed avant-garde opera and theatre. He also makes silent short films with live music and foleys. He is the co-founder and artistic director of a small film festival in his birth town Kokkola.

Synopsis:

A young Finnish woman escapes an enigmatic love affair in Moscow by boarding a train to the arctic port of Murmansk. Forced to share the long ride and a tiny sleeping car with a larger-than-life Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment No. 6 to face major truths about human connection.