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 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
2009, 129 mins. Spanish language
Directed by Juan José Campanella
'The Secret in Their Eyes' was 675th film screened by RFS on 15th March 2011. The film was the third ranked film of Season 48, it got an approval mark of 95% from those attending; from season 48 we have also already featured its top two ranked films 'An Education' and 'The Counterfeiters'.
'The Secret in their Eyes', from Argentine director Juan José Campanella, triumphs on two fronts simultaneously, as both a love story and a thriller.
Benjamin Esposito (Ricardo Darin) is a retired federal justice officer in 1999 struggling to begin a novel. Its opening scene is about a man poignantly recounting the last day with his adored new wife before she was murdered. Esposito can't quite get the telling right: something is unresolved, and he must revisit the case that inspired it to work out what it is. Told in flashback, throughout one feels for its central characters struggling to remain honest in a world warped by the grubby alliances of Argentina's Dirty War during the Seventies.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune here.
'The Secret in Their Eyes' can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon, eBay, CeX and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020