Sat 5 Feb


Cert. tbc

CinéFamilies, Festivals & Series

107 mins

in French and Bengali with EN subs

FRA | 2019 | dir. Pierre-François Martin-Laval, with Assad Ahmed, Gérard Depardieu, Mizanur Rahama, Isabelle Nanty | 12+

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, 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. This new sense of ‘feeling for others’ defining the relationship between Fahim & Sylvain allows both of them to change life for the best in an unexpected way.

Sat 05 Feb 2pm


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