Compartment no 6 at Calgary International Film Festival

Compartment no 6 at Calgary International Film Festival

Juho Kuosmanen's Compartment no 6 started its festival rounds, now coming to Calgary.

24. – 26.9.2021

online & Cineplex Eau Claire Market

200 Barclay Parade SW #200, Calgary

Calgary International Film Festival


Kuosmanen was awarded the Grand Prix for best direction in Cannes, an honour he shared with with Iranian director Asghar Farhadi and his film A Hero.

The film was also given the Best International Film award at the Jerusalem International Film Festival and it was seen at this year’s Toronto International Film Festival. 

Consistent praise for Compartment no 6 around the world talks about its charm, humour and the lead actors.  Seidi Haarla and Juri Borisov both shine with their subtleness and economy of expression that manages to convey so much.  

Kuosmanen again creates his magic from the seemingly uneventful: two strangers travel by train from Moscow to Murmansk and come face to face with their loneliness.  The screenplay of Compartment No 6 is loosely based on a novel by the same name by multitalented Finnish author Rosa Liksom(Link to another website.). She received the Finlandia prize for literature for it in 2011.

His previous film, The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016), premiered at TIFF.

Sony Pictures Classics has already acquired the rights for Compartment no 6  for North America, Latin America, Eastern Europe, Southeast Asia and the Middle East.

Available online from Saturday, September 25 at 9 AM to Monday, September 27 at 9 AM.

In-person screenings Sept 24 at 7.15 pm and September 26 at 10 am, both at Cineplex Eau Claire Market.

Details and ticket info at CIFF website(Link to another website.)

 Trailer(Link to another website.)

 Variety review(Link to another website.)