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.
The second feature directed by Juho Kuosmanen, is based on the novel by RosaLiksom. The film was selected to compete for the Palme d’Or at the 2021 Cannes Film Festival and shared the Grand Prix with Asghar Farhadi’s A Hero.
This screening celebrates the announcement of the 2021 FIAPF Prize to producer Sergey Selyanov.
Director: Juho Kuosmanen
Running time: 107 mins
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This screening is presented by the Asia Pacific Screen Academy in partnership with HOTA, Home of the Arts.
The Asia Pacific Screen Academy expresses its respect for and acknowledgement of the South East Queensland Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities. We pay our respects to the Traditional Owners of country, including the custodial communities on whose land works are created and celebrated by the Asia Pacific Screen Awards. We acknowledge the continuing connection to land, waters and communities. We also pay our respects to Elders, past and emerging. We recognise the integral role Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander and First Nations peoples continue to play in storytelling and celebration spaces.