26 jan 2022

Compartment No. 6 reviewed in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal

We’re thrilled to see the film “Compartment No.6” appearing as “Critic’s Pick” in The New York Times. The film, based on Rosa Liksom’s novel and directed by Juho Kuosmanen, is set on a Russian train where Laura and Ljoha, strangers to each other, have to share the same compartment. The review, written by Manolha Dargis, refers to it as a “smart, emotionally nuanced film that rarely goes where you except” and highlights the rich sense of people and places and the buildup of an “threatening intimacy” created by a defensive tension and at the same time gradual approach of Laura and Ljoha.

The film is also reviewed by Joe Morgenstern in The Wall Street Journal who emphasizes the acting efforts and recommends it “for those with a hunger for surprising, affecting films, I say seek this one out by all means.” 

Compartment No. 6 premiered at The Cannes Film Festival in July 2021 and will premiere in Sweden at the Gothenburg Film Festival February 11th this year, in Denmark February 27th, Netherlands in February, Germany in April and in Switzerland at the Zurich Film Festival March 11th.    

Read the full review in The New York Times here.

Read the full review in The Wall Street Journal here.