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.
Born in 1979, Juho Kuosmanen is a Helsinki-based filmmaker. He graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School at Aalto University in 2014. His first two films won a prize in the Cannes Film Festival. ‘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 in the same festival. 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. His third film, ‘Compartment Nº 6’, was awarded with the Gran Prix at the Cannes Film Festival.