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ALFF Redux: The Company of Strangers

This screening took place on
Tuesday, February 4, 2020 at 2:30pm
Yukon Arts Centre

A bus breaks down in the wilderness. Eight elderly women who are around the age of 70 are stranded at a deserted farmhouse. The have only their wits, their memories, and eventually some roasted frogs' legs, to sustain them. Through the long days and nights this remarkable group of strangers share their life stories and exchange intimate thoughts; turning the crisis into a magical time of humour and spirit. Featuring non-professional actors and spontaneous dialogue, this memorable film dissolves the barrier between fiction and reality, weaving a heartwarming tale of friendship and courage.

"A truly daring and unique movie. It is so endearingly funny and warmly touching one hates to leave these remarkable women."

- Kathleen Carroll, New York Daily Times

 

  • Directed by Cynthia Scott
  • 1990, Canada
  • 101 minutes

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