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 2006, 121 mins.
Directed by Pedro Almodóvar
The film was the 625th film screened by RFS on 15th January 2008. Volver was the joint second to top ranked film of Season 45, it got an approval mark of 90% from those attending (It was the second joint top film with Les Choristes).
Post Tom Cruise Penelope Cruz returns to her Spanish roots in this film from one of RFS’s favourite directors. She is simply mesmerising in Almodóvar’s celebration of motherhood, his La Mancha roots and how the dead hold sway over the living. A mix of fake melodrama and emotional crescendos.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune here.
The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and the BFI (BFI Player) and the discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020