Nordic praise for Compartment No. 6
“Compartment No. 6” received a warm welcome from the Nordic countries. Several critics pointed out the sense of a beautiful realness as well as a the film’s closeness. For instance, Hynek Pallas referred to the movie as “so physical that you feel the wind on your cheek, the vodka in your mouth and the story in your mind” in Göteborgs-Posten. Mårten Blomkvist for Dagens Nyheter also pointed out that “Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen’s film adaption of Rosa Liksom’s novel is unusually atmospheric.” Below is a selection of mentionings about Compartment No. 6:
“Compartment No. & is anything but a classic tourist trip by train. Juho Kuosmanen, film director, leads his two main characters, and the audience, from station to station in a beautiful story about trying to understand each other’s differences and at the same time learn something about oneself when leaving one’s familiar habitat”
”It’s a downturn that this journey is coming to an end”
“The film does several clever observations of how immediate perception of other people not is necessarily true, and that we may actually have similar longings and needs despite having seemingly different personalitites.”
“Compartment No. 6 is not a film that makes a big fuss about itself, instead it’s one of those stories you catch yourself thinking of Laura and Ljoha, the main characters, several days after leaving the cinema. It’s absolutely wonderful in its own low-key way.