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法國安古蘭電影節 – 全球首映
Angoulême Film Festival – World Premiere
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.
Country / Region: France
Duration: 108 mins
Director: Pierre Francois Martin-Laval
Cast: Isabelle Nanty, Gerard Depardieu, Ahmed Assad
Language: French & Bengali
Subtitle: Chinese & English Subtitled
Guest of Post-screening Sharing (Conducted in Cantonese): Screenwriter Erica Li
國家 / 地區: 法國
片長: 108 分鐘
映後分享會嘉賓: 編劇 李敏
It is always great to watch movies with friends! For teenagers aged 12 to 16, “Hangout & Film Appreciation” screenings are about enhancing the film-going experience; engaging through an in-depth appreciation of film storytelling, various movie-making techniques, and the different approaches to managing creativity and the freedom of expression.