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The F-F-F Series Continues In Coos Bay
The Friday Foreign Film series at Coos Bay Library continues on Friday, February 8th at 7pm with the feature “Illegal”, a revealing drama on immigrant rights from Belgium.
A woman struggles to hold on to her dignity behind bars in this drama from filmmaker Olivier Masset-Depasse. Tania is a former French teacher from Russia who has been living in Belgium for the past eight years. She earns her living as a cleaning woman and looks after her 14-year-old son, Ivan. But Tania and her son are in Belgium illegally, and she lives in fear that she’ll be found out by authorities. Tania’s suspicions are confirmed when she’s stopped by the police one day, and without proper documents she’s sent to a detention facility for illegal immigrants, though Ivan is able to slip away to the home of a family friend. Taking the advice of her friends, Tania refuses to identify herself or cooperate with the police, but the Belgian authorities are unforgiving in their treatment of illegals, and as she’s emotionally put through the wringer and subjected to physical deprivation, Tania finds herself locked in a battle of wills to see how long she can retain her composure before she cracks. Illegal received its world premiere at the 2010 Cannes Film Festival, as part of the Directors’ Fortnight program.
The Friday Foreign Film series is held on the second Friday of the month and is free to the public. Many of these films are not rated and parental discretion is advised. For more information call 269-1101.