Compartment No.6

Two wildly mismatched travellers (Seidi Haarla and Yuriy Borisov) find themselves sharing a sleeping compartment from Moscow to the Arctic Circle in this beguiling romance. Winner: Grand Prix, Cannes Film Festival, 2021

“The film’s central theme of overcoming otherness and finding common ground across personal, cultural and geographical borders seems like a balm for the soul in these tumultuous times.” (Mark Kermode, Observer)

Compartment No.6 “turns out to be a beacon of warmth amid a frozen wasteland.”(Time Out)

“Kuosmanen – in only his second film – has created a rich emotional journey and a witty comic train movie. The humour is rooted in Borisov’s and Haarla’s note-perfect performances.” (Sight & Sound)

Compartment No.6 “has a delicious black comic streak and shares the buzz of personal re-awakening without ever feeling obvious or cheap.” (Time Out)

“Jani-Petteri Passi’s camera captures the scene with a looseness that rocks along with the rhythm of the train.” (Amber Wilkinson, Eye For Film)

Compartment No. 6 has an always energetic sense of place even when it’s keeping to the confined space of its title room. Combined with the committed acting, it makes for a worthwhile journey.” (Glenn Kenny, Roger Etert.com)

Venue : Edinburgh Film Guild Cinema Tickets: through EFG Membership