Juho Kuosmanen / FI, 2021 / 107 min.
Hytti Nro 6, about a Finnish student stuck with a crude fellow passenger during a long train journey, was made, so says director Juho Kuosmanen, with affection for the ‘real, inept, imperfect people’. Kuosmanen’s empathetic, unbiased perspective won him the Grand Prix at Cannes.
Moscow to Murmansk is a long railway journey particularly if your only fellow passenger is a drunk miner. Initially, Finnish student Laura tries to avoid Ljoha by moving to a different carriage; she even considers returning to her friend in Moscow. However, as in all good road movies the journey is more important than the destination and the opposites prove to be capable of becoming closer as witnessed by a number of touching, yet not necessarily romantic scenes.
Hytti nro 6