FILM: Her Love Boils Bathwater (Free Student Screening)

MR FFS Her Love Boils Water
February 23, 2020
5 pm - 7 pm

Feb 20-23  |  Japan, 2016  |  Ryôta Nakano  |  Japanese language  |  125 min

FREE STUDENT SCREENING  Sunday, Feb 23  |  5 pm

Her Love Boils Bathwater takes a cheerful approach to a serious narrative. Futaba is a single mother struggling to make ends meet after her husband suddenly left her and the family’s bathhouse business went under. While coming to terms with her situation, she is dealt another blow when she is diagnosed with terminal cancer. Instead of succumbing to despair, though, Futaba decides to tie up the loose ends in her life in the few months she has left, to both comedic and dramatic effect. In doing so, the film explores what it really means to be a mother, a daughter, a student, a member of single-parent family, an entrepreneur, a friend, a rival, even a handicapped person. A sweet, heartwarming tale about the power of love, Her Love Boils Bathwater is a perfectly pitched and highly emotive drama. 2018 Portland International Film Festival, winner: Best New Director; 2016 Hochi Film Awards (Japan), winner: Best Film, Actress, and Supporting Actress. 


Welcome to the 2019-2020 Foreign Film Series. The 38th consecutive season of the UW-Parkside Foreign Film Series (FFS) includes 15 internationally acclaimed films, including: Jean-Luc Godard’s New Wave classic Breathless (France, 1960); Hirokazu Kore-eda’s Shoplifters (Japan, 2018), which won Best Picture at the 2019 Asian Film Awards; and Secret Ingredient (North Macedonia, 2017), selected as North Macedonia’s 2019 Oscar submission and an impressive first feature from director Gjorce Stavreski. The other films in the program have been recognized for excellence in numerous international film festivals and competitions around the world such as the Sundance Film Festival, the European Film Awards, and the Cannes Film Festival.


Season subscription only. Students are FREE with ID on Sundays at 5 pm.

Visit the box office online (tickets link below) or call campus concierge: 262-595-2307


Thursday 7:30 pm
Friday 7:30 pm
Saturday 5 pm and 8 pm
Sunday 2 pm and 5 pm

Foreign language films are subtitled, and subtitles are used on English language films when available.


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