THE FENCER

THE FENCER
Date
25 May 2019
Time
20:30 - 23:00
Venue
PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE

 

THE FENCER

Finland - Estonia : 99mins : 2015 : Subtitles : Certificate 'PG' 

Directed by Klaus Härö


 

8:30PM : PARK INN BY RADISSON PALACE ROYAL VIEW SUITE 

TICKETS £6

 

Fleeing from the Russian secret police because of his controversial past, Endel, a young Estonian fencer, returns to his homeland, where he begins to train a group of young children in the art of fencing. He becomes close to the children, many of them orphans, but, when the opportunity comes to participate in a prestigious tournament in Leningrad, he has to choose between letting his students down or putting his life in danger. This powerful film, nominated as Best Foreign Language Film at the Golden Globes, is based on the real life story of Estonian fencer Endel Nelis (1925-1993).

 

Plus short film Ladies Most Deject

Charlie, a 17 year old girl from deep in the Appalachian mountains, must save her sisters and little brother from her addict mother and drug dealer uncle. Nowhere to go, the kids are met by a trusted teacher who finds them a safe place, if only for one night.


For more information and tickets please visit ? https://www.southendfilmfestival.com/