Compartment No. 6‘, (Cannes Grand Prix) The movie is an Estonian-Finnish-Russian-German collaboration and follows a long distance train journey across northwestern Russia.. Trailer
Unlike other Russian-rail-based movies, the film is shot virtually entirely from the perspective of just one carriage compartment accommodating somewhat of an odd couple.
“Compartment No. 6” (Estonian: “Kupee nr 6”, Finnish: “Hytti nro 6”), directed by Finn Juho Kuosmanen, had an Estonian producer in Riina Sildos, while two screenwriters, Livia Ulman and Andris Feldmanis are also Estonian.
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 rough Russian miner, the unexpected encounter leads the occupants of Compartment no. 6 to face the truth about their own loneliness and yearning for human connection.
September 10th at 11:00 and Saturday the 17th at 17:00 a special screening with a lecture by Daniel Goldenberg. First regular screenings on September 15th at 18:15 and 21:00 at the Tel Aviv Cinematheque.