Compartment Nr 6

Local title
Kupee nr 6
Title in Russian
Купе номер 6
Original title
Hytti nro 6
Juho Kuosmanen
Finland, Russian Federation, Estonia, Germany
Official Selection - Out of Competition
interpersonal relationships, love, humor, journey

Let’s go for Voyage Voyage. Let’s board for a sensibly uplifting and heartwarming ride on the train from Moscow to Murmansk. Shy dreamy Finnish archaeologist student Laura acquired tickets to travel together with her beloved Russian girlfriend Irina, but ends up in a tiny compartment alone.

For the long 1487 km journey she is doomed to share with a wildly rude vodka drinker and unbreakable storyteller Ljoha. He returns to work at the Arctic mine and she just hopes to witness rarely seen magical petroglyphs. Both strangers on the train are secretly looking for a sincere compassionate hug.

Unsentimental romantic dramedy helped Finnish machinist Juho Kuosmanen to elevate Un Certain Regard’s Award for “The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki” to the prestigious Grand Prix in the Official Competition of Festival de Cannes, followed unavoidable recognition by EFA.

Unfortunately nothing was filmed in Estonia, but screenwriters Andris Feldmanis & Livia Ulman (“Pretenders”) significantly contributed their wisdom, humour, wickedness, sense of nostalgia and expertly detailed authenticity. The three times repeated cult pop song “Voyage Voyage” by Desireless inspires us to travel back to the 1990s, when love was pure, simple and not so extraordinary.

The film was nominated for the Oscar for the Best Foreign Language Film. "Compartment no. 6" nominated for three European Film Awards - best film, best actress (Seidi Haarla) and best actor (Yuriy Borisov).

Edvinas Pukšta

Juho Kuosmanen
Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman, Juho Kuosmanen
Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Yuliya Aug, Dinara Drukova, Polina Aug
Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
J-P Passi
Jussi Rautaniemi
Aamu Film Company, Achtung Panda, Amrion Productions, CTB Film Company
World sales
Totem Films
Finnish, Russian
Estonian, English
Other festivals
Karlovy Vary, London, Toronto, Busan, Cannes
Juho Kuosmanen

Juho Kuosmanen (snd 1979) on Soome filmirežissöör ja -stsenarist; ta lõpetas Aalto kunstiülikoolis disaini ja arhitektuuri eriala 2014. Kuosmaneni kooli lõputöö „The Painting Seller“ pälvis Soome Filmiakadeemia poolt viis nominatsiooni ja Cannes´i filmifestivali Cinéfondation programmi peapreemia 2010. aastal. Ta on töötanud ka ooperis koos selliste dirigentidega nagu Sakari Oramo ja Santtu-Matias Rouvali. Tema debüütmängufilm „Kõige õnnelikum päev Olli Mäki elus“ linastus Cannes´is Un Certain Regard sektsioonis ja pälvis seal peapreemia. Eestlastega koostöös valminud „Kupee nr 6“ pälvis tänavusel Cannes´i filmifestivalil *grand prix*' koos Iraani režissööri Asghar Farhadi filmiga „Kangelane“.

Hymyilevä mies (Kõige õnnelikum päev Ollie Mäki elus, 2016), Hytti nro 6 (Compartment No. 6, 2021)​​​

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Russian Film Festival

Russian Film Festival


Hall 8 Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening110601 / Kupee nr 6
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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iSense hall Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening120101 / Kupee nr 6
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsJuho Kuosmanen - Director, Emilia Haukka, Sergei Kasatov, Jussi Rantamäki, Riina Sildos - Producer, Paria Eskandri - Producers, Julia Aug, Seidi Haarla - Actresses, Andris Feldmanis, Livia Ulman - Screenwriters
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