Monday at the Movies: The Fencer
A young man, Endel Nelis, arrives in Haapsalu, Estonia, in the early 1950s. Having left Leningrad to escape the secret police, he finds work as a teacher and founds a sports club for his students. Endel becomes a father figure to his students and starts teaching them his great passion - fencing, which causes a conflict with the school's principal. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel's background... Endel learns to love the children and looks after them; most are orphans as a result of the Russian occupation. Fencing becomes a form of self-expression for the children and Endel becomes a role model. The children want to participate in a national fencing tournament in Leningrad, and Endel must make a choice: risk everything to take the children to Leningrad or put his safety first and disappoint them.
In Estonian with English subtitles. Not Rated. 99 minutes.
- Monday, July 16, 2018 Show more dates
- 12:30pm - 2:30pm
We show a film every Monday at 12:30 pm and again at 6:30 pm in the Lower Level Program room. All are welcome and no registration is required.