Director: Pierre-François Martin-Laval
Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight year-old chess prodigy, Fahim, arrives in Paris with his father. By a stroke of luck, Fahim meets one of France’s top chess coaches, who tutors him and gives him a sense of purpose. The film tells the story of a child who learns to live without his mother and his father, far from home, his roots and his language. It is not only a moving account of the grim realities of a supposedly caring society, but also a heartwarming testimony to a father’s determination, the kindness of strangers, and one small boy’s courageous will to succeed.
2019, colour 107mins (biography/comedy/drama)
Oscars 1959: Best Foreign Film, National Board of Review
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Ticketing information: As part of the restrictions currently in place at The Coach House Theatre, designed to minimise any potential spread of the Covid virus, only numbered seating will be available. Seats may be booked through Malvern Theatres Box Office up until 6 p.m. on the day before each film. Unsold seats (if there are any) can also be purchased on the day of the film at the door. The MFFC will try to let those on the mailing list know in advance if any film is fully booked. This will also be shown on the ‘Film Programme’ page.
Tickets booked via Malvern Theatres “for collection” will be available on the door at The Coach House. (Please note that Malvern Theatres’ terms and conditions with regard to returns or refunds apply
For at least the first few films, masks must be worn inside the auditorium. Chatting / socialising can only happen in the courtyard. Other regulations may also be in place.
All films in the Malvern French Film Centre 2021/22 Season are shown with English subtitles.