Some of these films have not been rated and may be aimed at a mature audience. Parental discretion is advised.
Gunther Strobbe is the youngest generation of a line of proud (and often drunk) Strobbe men. Recalled from Gunther’s life as an unsuccessful writer in his early thirties, this Flemish seriocomedy ruminates over Gunther’s ribald, troubled adolescence amongst three bawdy uncles, an ever-boozing dad, one put-upon grandmother, and more dysfunction than you can shake a keg at.
A twisty, noirish tale that opens with an ambitious politician fleeing a hit-and-run accident. Afraid of hurting his election chances, he pays off his chauffeur Eyüp to take the rap. The film concerns the effects of this devil’s bargain on Eyüp’s family as simmering tensions and sexual intrigue wreak havoc in a household already haunted by hidden ghosts.
In the ghost village of Jotuomba, life rolls on at a languid pace for its eleven elderly inhabitants including the priest who sees most of them daily in church. Young photographer Rita comes upon the village while following the unused railroad tracks and decides to stay a while. She is intent on capturing the village’s special allure. Initially reticent, the townsfolk gradually open up to her, sharing their stories and allowing themselves to be photographed.
Mounir lives with his family in a small village in the heart of the Algerian countryside. Very proud and sure of himself, he has only one dream- to finally be appreciated by his fellow villagers. He particularly suffers from the ridicule he has to endure because of his sister’s narcolepsy. When his son overhears local gossips badmouthing the family, Mounir gets drunk and announces that a rich suitor has asked for Rym’s hand. Soon the town is in a rumor-spreading uproar as the fake fiancée is discussed and embellishments are added, and Mounir becomes the man about town…until it comes time to start planning the fake wedding.
All films are FREE and open to the public Sponsored by Friends of the Coos Bay Library