The Company of Strangers
Vancouver Island Regional Library – Masset Branch
2123 COLLISON, Masset, British Columbia, V0T 1M0
1990 | 101 min
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.
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