PANORAMA: FAHIM

 

PANORAMA

FAHIM, THE LITTLE CHESS PRINCE (N/C 12+)

FAHIM

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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

2019 | France| 107 mins | Int sales Elle Driver 

“Heart-warming testimony to a father’s determination, the kindness of strangers, and a boy’s courageous will to succeed.” Cineuropa

     SCREENINGS
BELPER RITZ  Sun 28 Nov (19:00)

CHICHESTER CINEMA AT NEW PARK   Mon 22 Nov (13:00) & Tue 23 Nov (16:00)

GLOUCESTER GUILDHALL   Thu 9 Nov (14:00) & Wed 17 Nov (19:30)

HEREFORD COURTYARD  Thu 9 Nov (14:00) & Wed 17 Nov (19:30)

 

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