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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.

Fiction, Biopic
French, English and Bengali with Arabic subtitles
107 minutes

Director: Pierre François Martin-Laval
Producer: Patrick Godeau

Screening Dates

Ramallah, Ramallah Cultural Palace, Friday 05.11 17:00
Jerusalem, The French Institute in Jerusalem - Chateaubriand, Saturday 06.11 16:30
Bethlehem, Al Jisser - Beit Sahour, Sunday 07.11 17:00