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Richmond Film Society presents ‘Parallel Mothers’

£3 – £5


September 20
8:00 pm
£3 – £5
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The Exchange
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Spain (2021)

Richmond Film Society’s 59th Season opens at The Exchange with ‘Parallel Mothers’, the latest multi-award winning film from RFS favourite Pedro Almodóvar.

Starring Penelope Cruz, this is the story of two mothers who bond in an unexpected way after giving birth on the same day, set against the backdrop of an archaeological search for victims of Franco’s forces during the Spanish Civil War. Both are single and became pregnant by accident.  The few words they exchange in these hours will create a close link between the two, which develops, complicates and changes their lives in a decisive way.

– Directed by Pedro Almodóvar

– Rating: 15

– Written By: Pedro Almodóvar

– Runtime: 123 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 850 films. Our objective was, and remains, to bring our community the very best in World Cinema. Our seasons run from September to June and, in the absence of COVID-19 restrictions,  attract an aggregate audience of over 4,500 attendees. Season 59 will comprise 19 films of international repute, including features from Europe, The Middle East, South America and Asia.


Films are shown on alternate Tuesdays at 8:00 pm sharp, with no ads or trailers. On screening nights, the bar opens at 7:00 p.m. and drinks can be brought into the auditorium. Film notes are available online for each screening and audience scores and feedback are collated.

For further information on RFS and the programme of films, please visit http://www.richmondfilmsoc.org.uk. You can also follow on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/RichmondFilmSociety/ and on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Richmond_Film


Season 59 Membership 

Seasonal membership is being held at £40 for the 19 films (the 1999 price), an equivalent of £2.11 per film. For full time students, membership is offered at the concessionary rate of £25. The Existing Members ‘loyalty renewal window’ for Season 59 runs to the end of July.

Following expiration of the priority renewal period for existing Season 58 members, memberships will be offered to those on our waiting list. If you are a non-member and would like to be added to the waiting list for next season, please email us at admin@richmondfilmsoc.org.uk with your name, address and telephone number. Alternatively, a number of Membership Application forms are usually available at The Exchange.


Owing to capacity issues and our membership cap, we have not been able to open membership up to the general public for to the last two seasons, so please do get in touch if you are interested in joining.


Non-Member Tickets – on sale from 15 August

Subject to developments, from 15th August we intend to make 50 non-member tickets  available to purchase for individual screenings in Season 59. Non-member tickets will remain at £5 (full-time students £3) and can be purchased in advance from The Exchange’s Box Office online at http://exchangetwickenham.co.uk/events, by telephone 020 8240 2399 or in person. To ensure that you secure a ticket and avoid disappointment, we strongly recommend early pre-booking via The Exchange once tickets become available for sale. When non-member tickets were last available for sale (prior to COVID-19),  the limit of 50 non-member tickets was reached for most films well in advance of the screening dates.

Should any non-member tickets remain available on the night of screenings, these can be now be purchased solely from The Exchange’s box office on the ground floor. Purchases are now by contactless payments only – cash payments are no longer accepted.