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SCREENINGS SUSPENDED
Following Government advice issued on
16 March 2020 the Society has suspended
its screenings until further notice
Our Best Historic Screenings​

With our usual seasons cancelled 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

Letters from Baghdad

USA, UK, France

2016, 95 mins.

English, Arabic languages

Directed by Sabine Krayenbühl and

Zeva Oelbaum

 

Letters from Bagdad was the 775th film screened by RFS on 28th November2017.
The film was the fifth equal ranked film of Season 55 (equal fifth with Outside The Law), it got an approval mark of 89% from those attending; from Season 55 we have also already featured the higher ranked films, in order: A Man Called Ove, Julieta, Tangerines and The Other Side of Hope.

As a young woman, Gertrude Lowthian Bell, sometimes called the "female" Lawrence of Arabia, travelled extensively throughout the Middle East from Palestine to Syria to Iraq (then Mesopotamia), producing maps and scholarly works and becoming fluent in Arabic and Persian. Her archaeological and writing talents were eventually recognised by British Military Intelligence. She became a diplomat and spy wielding significant political power in British Imperial policy across the Middle East.

Full film notes available in the Twickenham

& Richmond Tribune here.

 

Letters from Baghdad is available to be streamed on BFI Player and disks are available from Amazon, eBay, CeX and other retailers.

SEASON 57 PROGRAMME

10 SEPTEMBER 2019 

TO 16 JUNE 2020

Cold War

Cold War

September 10 2019

Shoplifters

Shoplifters

September 24 2019

Birds of Passage

Birds of Passage

October 8 2019

Loving Vincent

Loving Vincent

October 22 2019

Olli Maki

Olli Maki

November 5 2019

Everybody Knows

Everybody Knows

November 19 2019

Wajib

Wajib

December 10 2019

The White Crow

The White Crow

January 7 2020

Capernaum

Capernaum

January 21 2020

Foxtrot

Foxtrot

February 4 2020

One Cut of the Dead

One Cut of the Dead

February 18 2020

3 Faces

3 Faces

March 3 2020

Woman at War

Woman at War

March 17 2020

Rafiki

Rafiki

March 31 2020

The Breadwinner

The Breadwinner

April 14 2020

Can You Ever Forgive Me

Can You Ever Forgive Me

April 28 2020

Elena

Elena

May 12 2020

Thunder Road

Thunder Road

May 26 2020

Wild Rose

Wild Rose

June 16 2020

TWICKENHAM FESTIVAL

Wild Rose is our

Twickenham Festival

screening on

16 June 2020

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