Richard Alston Season: Talk To Her + Introduction

Screening Dates:
Sun 1 October 2:15pm

Part of a season of films curated and introduced by Richard Alston in the Filmhouse.

Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Cast: Rosario Flores, Javier Cámara, Darío Grandinetti

In Spanish with English subtitles.

Male nurse Benigno (Camara) becomes infatuated with a complete stranger when he watches dancer Alicia (Leonor Watling) practising from the anonymity of his apartment. After being injured in a car accident, Alicia is brought to a nearby hospital, where Benigno serendipitously happens to be her caregiver. When wounded bullfighter Lydia (Flores) is brought into the same ward, her companion, writer Marco (Grandinetti), begins to bond with Benigno.

In conjunction with Richard Alston Dance Company’s performance at Royal & Derngate on Thu 5 & Fri 6 October, choreographer Richard Alston has programmed a season of films in the Errol Flynn Filmhouse. Each depicting dance in interesting ways, the films have inspired Alston’s choreography throughout his career.

If you book for any film in the Richard Alston season, we are offering a special ticket price of £15 on best available seats for the live Richard Alston Dance Company performance at Royal & Derngate. To book with this offer, please visit or call Box Office on 01604 624811.

Richard says:”Talk To Her, by the extraordinary director Pedro Almodóvar, is about two women in the same hospital who are in a coma and the two men who visit them. One is a Matador, badly injured in a bullfight, and the other is a young girl who is a dance student. There are wonderfully shot scenes of the Pina Bausch Dance Theatre, both in performance and in the studio. The film is mesmerising, totally engaging

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