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Anti-glamor ‘Compartment # 6’ pointing to the Oscar

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Imagine two anti-glamor, anti-Ferragnez protagonists, then put them in a fetid and dim compartment of a train and imagine also that the woman is a homosexual intellectual who studies petroglyphs and, the other, a crude and drunk miner. who as soon as he sees it asks her if he ‘sells it’, imagine what. This is the parterre of SCOMPARTIMENTO N.6 by the Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen, in the running for the Oscars, already Grand Jury Prize at the Cannes Film Festival and in the hall with Bim.
Adapted from the novel by Rosa Liksom, winner of the Finland 2011 prize published in Italy by Iperborea in 2014, the compartment of the title is that of a Trans-Siberian train bound for Ulan Bator in the 1980s. Here they meet the two strangers, Laura (Seidi Haarlem) homosexual Finnish student and Ljoha (Yuriy Borisov) Soviet miner. The impact between the two in this compartment, which would reject any selfie and Instagram, is roughly like this. He bites into sausages and drinks vodka and is full of vulgarity, while she just thinks about how to find an alternative to not spend the night in that wagon run, among other things, by unpleasantly Soviet personnel. A train journey for these two full of stages with long breaks, where Laura and Ljoha will learn to know each other, to drink together and, finally, also to confide in each other. Ljoha, however, it must be said is one who moves well: he knows how to steal a car in an instant and take Laura, among a thousand obstacles, to a place prohibited during the winter season where, however, his beloved petroglyphs are found (rock carvings dug into the rock even ten thousand years ago). “Hytti nro 6 (this is the original title) is an arctic road movie.
Perhaps it could be seen as an awkward attempt to find peace and harmony in a chaotic and anxious world “says Juho Kuosmanen. And again the director on the meaning of road movies:” They are films that talk about freedom and after all a train ride and ‘similar to fate. You can choose where to go, but then only take what is offered to you. “Juho Kuosmanen, hit international news for THE HAPPIEST DAY IN THE LIFE OF OLLI MÄKI, awarded by the jury in Cannes in 2016 in the Un Certain Regard section and distributed in over forty countries shot COMPARTMENT N.6 first in St. Petersburg and then Murmansk and, many scenes, in small Siberian villages. The film which also received three European Film Award nominations for film, actor (Yuriy Borisov) and actress (Seidi Haarla) underlines the director in Rome: “he is certainly making a triumphal journey, first Cannes then the Efa and the Oscars I must say that this moment in my life is particularly happy. I just know that I’m traveling a lot and I almost don’t have the time to experience things anymore, in short, I’m very confused. As for the Oscar race, I am obviously flattered even if I believe that no film is geographically connoted. In other words, I don’t feel like representing Finland, but just bringing a film into the running “(ANSA).

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