Wednesday August 24
10am, 2:30pm, 5pm, 7.30pm
Director – Juho Kuosmanen
Finland (English subtitles)
Cannes Film Festival winner and ‘one of the best films of this year’ (Vulture), Compartment No. 6 is an unconventional love story takes place as two strangers share a Russian train journey through the Arctic Circle.
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.
A love story… a total charmer, and will have you reaching for an Interrail ticket immediately afterwards. – John Nugent, Empire Magazine
Very little happens between these two souls. And then, as the end nears, I found myself hoping it would keep going. Go figure. It takes quite some skill to be that crafty. – Paul Byrnes, SMH
It transcends cultural differences, it transcends conventional movie romance narratives, and the feelings it stirs up cannot necessarily be easily explained. – Thomas Caldwell, ABC Radio, Melbourne