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

The Other Side of Hope

Finland, Germany

2017, 110 mins.

Finnish, English, Arabic, Swedish, Japanese languages

Directed by Aki Kaurismäki

The Other Side of Hope’ was the 776th film screened by RFS on 12th December 2017. The film was one of three fourth equal ranked films of Season 55, it got an approval mark of 90% from those attending; from season 55 we have already featured the first placed film ‘A Man Called Ove’.

Khaled, a refugee from Aleppo, gradually emerges from a heap of coal in a Finnish harbour, having stowed away on a cargo ship. He decides to register as an illegal immigrant. Meanwhile, lugubrious travelling salesman Waldemar Wikstrom has walked out on his alcoholic wife and then wins a small fortune at poker. He decides to buy a shabby restaurant called the Golden Pint, where the cook sleeps standing up with a cigarette in his mouth.

It has to be Kaurismäki.

Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune here.

 

‘The Other Side of Hope’ can be streamed from Amazon Prime and Curzon. 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

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16 June 2020

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