Competition Narrative Films, Finland / Estonia / Germany / Russia 2021, 95 Min., russ., fin. OV, engl./ger. st
The route from Moscow to Murmansk in the far, far north has probably never been covered by anyone on the silver screen. We begin this journey with the Finnish student Luisa. The young woman, who still seems unsure what she wants to make of her life – and unsure about anything to do with love – must share the sleeping compartment with the uncouth construction worker Ljoha. The young man gets drunk, makes sexist comments, and falls asleep belching. Outside it’s storming and snowing as the train clatters down the tracks and, inside, a conversation starts. Ljoha doesn’t understand why someone would travel thousands of kilometres through an inhospitable landscape just to look at some ten-thousand-year-old petroglyphs, they’re just rock drawings. He’s going to Murmansk to start a new job in the mines. In the confines of a train compartment, two worlds collide, while two people recognise their undefined yearning and melancholy in each other. Luisa and Ljoha get closer without physically touching while the audience is touched emotionally.
Screenings with English subtitles on 04.11. and 05.11.
Screenings with German subtitles on 06.11. and 07.11.
Director Juho Kuosmanen
Screenplay Andris Feldmanis, Juho Kuosmanen, Livia Ulman, nach dem Roman von Rosa Liksom
Producer Jussi Rantamäki, Emilia Haukka
Production Company Aamu Film Company Ltd / Elokuvayhtiö Oy Aamu Ab, Hiihtomäentie 34, 00800 Helsinki, Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.aamufilmcompany.fi
World Sales TOTEM FILMS, 8, Impasse Druinot, 75012 Paris, Mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, Web: www.totem-films.com
Distributor eksystent distribution, Parkstr. 18, 80339 München, Mail: email@example.com, Web: www.eksystent.com
Cast Seidi Haarla (Laura), Yuriy Borisov (Ljoha), Yuliya Aug (Schaffnerin), Dinara Drukarova (Irina)
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