FAHIM, THE LITTLE CHESS PRINCE (N/C 12+)
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Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight-year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. Refused asylum, as illegal immigrants they spiral downwards into homelessness and desperation. By a stroke of luck, Fahim is introduced to one of France’s top chess coaches, Sylvain (real name, Xavier Parmentier), who tutors him and gives him a sense of purpose – his struggles on the chessboard mirroring both his victories and his crushing defeats in his battle for a normal life. Fahim then rises through local and national tournaments only to be crowned France’s Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012.
Director: Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Cast: Gérard Depardieu, Isabelle Nanty, Pierre-François Martin-Laval, Didier Flamand, Pierre Gommé, Emmanuel Ménard