Russian Film Club: Compartment No. 6

“An offbeat trainbound love story that transports you across Russia and back in time”

Russian Film Club: Compartment No. 6

Dive deeper into the captivating world of Russian cinema through a curated selection of award-winning contemporary and classic films spanning various genres.

At our monthly gatherings, you can look forward to engaging discussions that delve into the nuances of each film, offering perspectives on storytelling techniques, cinematography, and the socio-cultural context in which the movies were created. By announcing the film a month in advance, we aim to give you ample time to watch, reflect, and come prepared to share your thoughts and insights with fellow cinephiles.

Language will not be a barrier at the Russian Film Club, as all our sessions are conducted in English, welcoming film enthusiasts from diverse backgrounds to come together and explore the beauty and depth of Russian cinema. Whether you’re a seasoned film buff or just discovering the magic of Russian movies, our club provides a welcoming space to expand your horizons and appreciation for cinematic artistry.

Official trailer (2022) COMPARTMENT NO. 6 | Official Trailer (2022) (

Compartment No. 6,  by Finnish filmmaker Juho Kuosmanen, made its debut at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival in 2021 where it took home the jury’s Grand Prix

It’s a road movie which takes place in early post-Soviet years and is shown with incredible authenticity. A young Finnish woman, an archaeology student, leaves behind her love life in bohemian Moscow and gets on a train to the arctic port of Murmansk in search of petroglyphs, prehistoric rock engravings. Forced to share the long ride in a tiny sleeping compartment with a companion who she has nothing in common with, she starts to rediscover herself. What begins as a simple trip becomes a metaphorical expedition of self-discovery for both main characters.

Join us on this cinematic journey and discover the power of storytelling through the lens of Russian filmmakers.

The film is available to rent on Amazon from £2.49, or on Soviet Movies Online which has a range of membership options.

Date 7 Jul 2024Time 18:00 - 20:00Venue onlineOrganiser 2 hrs on 7th JulyPrice £20

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