Following Government advice issued on
16 March 2020 the Society has suspended
its screenings until further notice
Our Best Historic Screenings
With our 57th Season suspended the Committee
is making weekly recommendations of films to
watch that were screened during the last 20
years which were extremely well received by members and guests.
This week's recommendation
Spain 2009, 127 mins.
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
The film was the 687th film screened by RFS on 31st January 2012. Broken Embraces was the second to top ranked film of Season 49, it got an approval mark of 93% from those attending (The top film from Season 49, North Face has already featured in our Best of our Recent Historic Screenings). Broken Embraces is directed by RFS favourite Pedro Almodóvar – to date we have screened ten of his films.
A romantic thriller which centres on a blind novelist, Harry Caine who uses his works to recount both his former life as a filmmaker, and the tragedy that took his sight. A key figure in Caine's past is Lena an aspiring actress who gets embroiled in a love triangle with Caine and a paranoid millionaire, Ernesto. The film has a complex structure, previously used Almodóvar mixing past and present and film within a film.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune here.
The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other online retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020