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A series of Oscar® submissions from around the world. This program epitomizes our continued mission to celebrate the art of film and demonstrates our dedication to showcasing original voices in independent cinema.
THE FENCER – Opening New York, July 21
In filmmaker Klaus Härö’s drama, a haunted young man arrives in an Estonian town that has been under harsh Russian Communist rule since the end of World War II. Taking a job as sports instructor at the local school, he organizes a wildly successful fencing club – affecting the lives of the local children in profound and moving ways. At the climactic competition with Russian foes, his past catches up with him.