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
Germany, Turkey, Italy
2007, 122 mins.
German, Turkish, English languages
Directed by Fatih Akin
‘Edge of Heaven’ was the 645th film screened by RFS on 31st March 2009. The film was the fourth ranked film of Season 46, it got an approval mark of 85% from those attending; from season 46 we have also already featured its top three ranked films ‘Lantana’, ‘Not Here To Be Loved’ and ‘My Best Friend’.
'The Edge of Heaven' has a narrative built around a series of accidents and chance encounters and explores topics as varied as the tensions that accompany multiculturalism and globalization to the simpler human drama of how individuals cope with losses for which they bear a portion of the responsibility. Propelled by beautiful camerawork and scenery that moves back and forth between pastoral idyll and urban chaos as it takes the viewer on a surprising journey that ends with a final image as quiet and beautiful as any in recent cinema.
Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune here.
‘Edge of Heaven’ does not appear to be available for streaming but disks are available from Amazon, eBay, CeX and other retailers.
SEASON 57 PROGRAMME
10 SEPTEMBER 2019
TO 16 JUNE 2020