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Cinema: The Fencer
Monday 23rd January, 2017 - 20:00€6
The Fencer is touching drama about being needed and finding meaning in life. In the early 1950’s, champion fencer Endel Nelis, takes up a teaching position in a remote Estonia School. Initially standoffish and unwilling to engage, he eventually warms to the traumatised children of the school, many of whom have been left orphaned by the war or the Soviet occupation. Realising that the children need an outlet for hope and self-expression he decides to teach them how to fence and in doing so becomes a father figure for them. Based on actual events, this redemptive drama has universal appeal.