In the early 1950’s, champion fencer Endel Nelis, takes up a teaching position in a remote Estonian School. Initially standoffish, he eventually warms to the traumatised children of the school, many of whom have been orphaned. 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 their father. But Endel harbours a secret, he is on the run from the Soviet Police and he eventually has to make a decision-to stay and risk everything or to keep running.
Language: Estonian, Russian, Armenian (English Subtitles)
Short film City of Roses will be screened prior to The Fencer
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