“For me cinema is a tool to construct life. It helps to bring some glimpse of sense in this incoherence, it eases the pain, and it can make us laugh to our fears.”
Juho Kuosmanen (b. 1979) is Helsinki based filmmaker. He graduated from ELO Helsinki Film School of Aalto University in 2014. All of his films have won a prize in Cannes Film Festival. The Painting Sellers (2010) won the 1st prize in Cannes Cinefondation and The Happiest Day in the Life of Olli Mäki (2016) won The Prix un Certain Regard. His latest film Compartment no 6 won the Grand Prix in Competition. Besides making award-winning films, he has directed avant-garde opera and theater. He also makes silent short films with live music and foleys. He is the co-founder and artistic director of a small film festival in his birth town Kokkola.