Compartment No 6
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Cast: Seidi Haarla, Yuriy Borisov, Yuliya Aug
107 minutes, Finland, Germany, Russia, 2021, 15A
Young Finnish archaeology student Laura is convinced by her lecturer – and lover – to take a trip to an ancient site of petroglyphs near the Arctic Circle.
When she embarks on the long-distance train journey to take her there, she has to share her carriage with the Ljoha a seemingly foul-mouthed, misogynistic drunk travelling to his new job as a miner. Initially they despise each other, but, the more time Laura spends with Ljoha the more they connect and Ljoha reveals an unforeseen kindness beneath the macho façade.