The Fencer, GFT, Friday 30 September – Thursday 6 October 2016


Finland’s crowd-pleasing Golden Globe nominee.

Friday 30 September – Thursday 6 October

Running time: 1h38m

Finland’s Golden Globe nominee The Fencer transforms a true story into a heart-in-the-throat crowd-pleaser. There are echoes of Dead Poets Society and Brassed Off in a film that unfolds in 1950s Estonia. Under Soviet occupation, the country is a place where everyone fears a knock on the door. Endel Nelis flees Leningrad for a quiet life in the Estonian backwater of Haapsalu as a teacher. His decision to start a fencing club ruffles official feathers but inspires the pupils. But if Endel is to truly lead the pupils, he must risk revealing his mysterious past. Specially commissioned programme notes will be available.

Director Klaus Härö Cast Märt Avandi, Ursula Ratasepp, Hendrik Toompere Sr., Finland 2015, 1h38m, subtitles, PG

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