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Compartment No. 6 fails to qualify for Oscars

Finland's entry for Best International Feature Film did not make the cut.

Näyttelijä Seidi Haarla elokuvassa Hytti nro 6
Actress Seidi Haarla in a still from Compartment No. 6. Image: Festival de Cannes
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Finnish director Juho Kuosmanen's Compartment No. 6 has not been selected as an Oscar nominee.

The film was chosen as Finland's entry for Best International Feature Film and had been shortlisted for the category, along with 15 other submissions, in December.

The final list of this year's nominees for Best International Feature Film was announced on Tuesday, and Compartment No. 6 did not make the cut. The awards will be presented at a gala on March 27 in Los Angeles.

The only Finnish feature film that has been nominated for an Oscar so far is Aki Kaurismäki’s The Man Without a Past, which was selected for the same category in 2003 but did not win the award.

Finnish short film Do I Have to Take Care of Everything was nominated for Best Live Action Short Film in 2012 but did not claim the prize either.

Compartment No. 6, which is based on the book of the same name by Rosa Liksom, has received international acclaim, winning the Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival last year.

It was also nominated for Best Non-English Language Film at the Golden Globe Awards which took place earlier this year, but failed to secure a win.

The drama was awarded the film critic's Fipresci prize for best film at the Göteborg Film Festival last weekend. Actress Seidi Haarla also bagged the best acting award for her performance in the film.

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