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Richmond Film Society Presents ‘A Fantastic Woman’



September 18, 2018
8:00 pm
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The Exchange
Twickenham, London + Google Map

Richmond Film Society Presents ‘A Fantastic Woman’ Chile (2017)

Richmond Film Society’s 56th Season opens at The Exchange with the 2018 Foreign Language Oscar winner, ‘A Fantastic Woman’.

Marina, a young transgender woman finds herself viewed with suspicion by both the authorities and blood relatives when her older lover dies unexpectedly. She is traumatised but this is just the beginning of her troubles as she tries to deal with the legal and familial fallout following his death. Instead of being comforted in a time of grief, she is shunned and criminalised.

A stunning and shocking story set against the background of contemporary Chilean society. At the same time subtle and tender, ‘A Fantastic Woman’ handles its timely, sensitive subject matter with care and leaves many memorable scenes in the mind long after the picture has run its course.

– Directed by Sebastián Lelio

– Rating: 15

– Written By: Sebastián Lelio and Gonzalo Maza

– Runtime: 100 minutes


Adults: £5

Full time students: £3

Free to RFS members.

About Richmond Film Society

Richmond Film Society was formed in 1963 and has since screened nearly 780 films. Our objective was, and remains, to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to April and attract an aggregate audience of over 2,000 attendees.

Season 56 Membership – £40 

A core objective of RFS (a not-for-profit charity) is to promote and encourage interest in World Cinema as an art form and to make our screenings affordable for everyone in our community. With that objective in mind and in recognition of the loyalty and support of our members over many years, the Committee has decided to reduce the membership fee for Season 56 by one third and to extend the Season from 15 to 16 films.

Accordingly, the cost of membership for next season will be £40, representing an unbeatable bargain of £2.50 per film. You will, therefore, have covered your membership subscription once you have attended 8 of the 16 films in the Season 56 Programme, which commences on 18 September 2018.

The reduction to £40 from the present level of £60 (which has applied for the past five seasons) reflects the substantial growth in our membership and audience figures, particularly this Season. It also represents a return to the 1998 RFS membership fee. The concessionary seasonal membership fee for full-time students in Season 56 will be reduced from £35 to £25.

Membership includes free admission to all 16 screenings, free admission to the Christmas party, input into future film selection and details of other local arts-related events through our affiliation with Arts Richmond.

Non-Member Tickets

The cost of non-member tickets for Season 56 will also be reduced from the current price of £6 to £5 (full-time students £3). Tickets can be purchased on the night (cash only), in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office (in person or by telephone on 020 8240 2399) or online at https://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events/ .

Films are shown at 8.00pm on alternate Tuesdays and are screened at The Exchange. Film notes are provided for each screening and audience feedback is obtained via response slips.

Membership Forms

For further information on membership enrolment or the films, please visit our website at http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk where a downloadable Membership Form is available. Please send your completed form and your cheque, payable to ‘Richmond Film Society’, to: Sally Maynard, 89 Third Cross Road, Twickenham, TW2 5DY (telephone: 020 8893 3503, email richmondfilmsociety@btinternet.com ). Alternatively, hand your form and remittance to Sally or to any other committee member at a screening. Regrettably, the Society is unable to accept credit card and contactless payments (cheque or cash only). Membership cards will be sent out in late summer.

You can also follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichmondFilmSociety/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Richmond_Film

New members are always very welcome, so do please come along and join us at The Exchange.