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 Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment no. 6 to face the truth about their own yearning for human connection.
Compartment no 6 premiered at Cannes Film Festival 2021, where it won a shared Grand Prix. The film was shortlisted for Best International Feature in the 94th Academy Awards. The film's further festival journey includes TIFF, Karlovy Vary, as well as nomination for Best European Film at European Film Awards.
Director Juho Kuosmanen
Screenwriter Livia Ulman, Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen
Inspired by a novel by Rosa Liksom
Main cast Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov
Cinematographer J-P Passi
Production designer Kari Kankaanpää
Costume designer Jaanus Vahtra
Make-up designer Liina Pihel
Editor Jussi Rautaniemi F.C.E.
Sound designer Pietu Korhonen
Co-Producers Riina Sildos / Amrion; Natalia Drotz / CTB Films; Jamila Wenske, Melanie Blocksdorf / Achtung Panda!
Producers Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Distribution Finland B-Plan Distribution
World sales Totem Films