Foreign Films

Second Friday of each month, screen time 7:00 p.m.
Refreshments served
Subtitled for English-speaking audiences.

Some of these films have not been rated and may be aimed at a mature audience. Parental discretion is advised.

ILO ILO finalMay 8th –  Ilo Ilo (Singapore, 2013)                                              99 min

Set in Singapore, the relationship between the Lim family and their newly arrived maid, Teresa is examined. Like many other Filipino women, she has come to this city in search of a better life. Her presence in the family worsens their already strained relationship. Jiale, the young and troublesome son, forms a unique bond with Teresa, who soon becomes an unspoken part of the family. But this is 1997 and the Asian Financial Crisis is beginning to be felt in the region…


togetherJune 12th – Together (Sweden, 2000)                                                  106 min

It is 1975 and bourgeois mother of two Elisabeth tires of her husband Rolf's abusive and drunken behavior. She takes her two children to stay with her brother Goran who lives in a hippy commune called 'Tillsammans' (Together). The move proves challenging to everyone in the commune as Elisabeth's lifestyle conflicts with the seventies idealism of the other inhabitants. The air is suddenly ripe with change, sexual possibility and the loss of idealism for all concerned in this gentle but perceptive and charming comedy.

All films are FREE and open to the public      Sponsored by Friends of the Coos Bay Library