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Fahim, the Little Chess Prince(FCP 2019)
  • Opening on 23-11-2019
  • 108 minutes
  • French, Bengali(In Parts) (Chinese, English Subtitles)
Synopsis

Forced to flee from his hometown Bangladesh, eight year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. As a refused asylum they become illegal immigrants and 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 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.

Director Pierre Francois Martin-Laval
Cast Isabelle Nanty, Gerard Depardieu, Ahmed Assad, Mizanur Rahaman