2021 Cannes Grand prix
2021 Jerusalem Best International Film

As a train weaves its way up to the arctic circle, two strangers share a journey. They’re divided by class, nationality, manners, and language. Will the Finnish archaeology student and the Russian miner shed their vulnerabilities, façades, and prejudices to change their perspective on life? Inspired by the novel by Rosa Liksom, director Juho Kuosmanen says, “Road movies are often about freedom. In a car you can go where you want... A train ride is more like destiny. You can’t decide where to go, you just have to take what it gives you.” Kuosmanen's follow up to his 2016 debut The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki tells a single kiss-love story within a road movie.

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