The Foreign Film Group – ‘The Fencer’ (Estonia, 2015)

About the film
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. Envious, the principal starts investigating Endel’s background. 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. (Source: Rotton Tomatoes).

Have you been to a film night at the Ashburton Community Centre?
A different foreign film is shown on the first Wednesday of every month with everyone welcome to attend. Doors open at 7pm, the film begins at 7.30pm. The film is shown in the Copland Room followed by a discussion with light refreshments. Cost is only $10. You must be a member of our Centre to attend, annual Membership is $10.

Get involved!
We are looking for a few extra people to join our Film Group co-ordinators to organise the film list and assist on the night.  If that sounds like you, please email and we’ll put you in touch with our co-ordinators.

1 Aug 2018
Doors open at 7pm for a 7.30pm start

$10 (plus $10 annual membership fee)