Ribbons and Reels
KinoMonda closes out the fall semester with an uplifting movie for the holiday season. The Women on the 6th Floor is about an uptight Parisian couple whose hearts grow a couple of sizes when they get to know the Spanish maids who clean their apartment. Fans of Pedro Almodóvar movies will recognize Carmen Maura and Lola Dueñas as two of the women, while Natalia Verbeke (The Other Side of the Bed) and Berta Ojea (The Devil’s Backbone) round out the lively Iberian cast.
A Royal Affair played in Fort Worth more recently as an expensive and prestigious entry in the Lone Star Film Festival last month. The Danish film tells the true story of a mentally disturbed 18th-century king who pushed through reforms in his backward country, encouraged by his English-born queen and his forward-thinking German physician. The movie is distinguished by a funny performance by Mikkel Boe Følsgaard as the king and a stimulating turn as the queen by Alicia Vikander, a Swedish actress who speaks excellent English and can also be seen as Kitty in the current Anna Karenina.
The Women on the Sixth Floor plays at 6:30pm Wed at TCU, Sid Richardson Bldg, 2955 S University Dr, FW. Admission is free. Call 817-257-7292.
A Royal Affair plays Fri-Sun at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, 3200 Darnell St, FW. Tickets are $6.50-8.50. Call 817-738-9215.