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Le Petit Septième and Cinéfranco offer you a free movie

On 24 January 2022

One of the new mandates of Le Petit Septième is to occasionally broadcast special presentations. Sometimes, as was the case last November, it takes the form of a gala evening and short films. Sometimes it’s interviews. This time, and for the very first time, it is a feature film. And it’s free.

This time, Le Petit Septième is joining forces with Cinéfranco to offer you, free of charge, the presentation of a feature film, at the opening of their special program: Francophone Immigrant Stories.

So we’ll be showing a free movie on January 28 and 29, live, right here. What movie?

Fahim, the Little Chess Prince

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Forced to flee his native Bangladesh, eight year-old chess prodigy Fahim arrives in Paris with his father. Refused asylum, as illegal immigrants, they spiral downwards into homelessness and desperation. By a stroke of luck, Fahim is introduced to one of France’s top chess coaches, Sylvain (Gérard Depardieu), who tutors him and gives him a sense of purpose – his struggles on the chessboard mirroring both his victories and his crushing defeats in his battle for a normal life. Fahim then rises through local and national tournaments only to be crowned France’s Under-12 Chess Champion in 2012.

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Fahim tells much more than the story of a young immigrant who becomes world chess champion. It is a touching story of a child who must unknowingly give up everything in order to be the hope of his whole family. It’s an enormous pressure that parents put on an 8-year-old child, without actually telling him the truth in order to protect him.

It’s also a great opportunity to admire the acting of this movie monster, Gérard Depardieu. It’s wonderful to see it take place while giving way to a child at the head of the scenario.

Do not miss this fable-like film, but which is anchored in the real world. A world that is sometimes harsh, but which is also tender and beautiful at times.

For more on the January 28-29 screening, you can visit the LPS-Live page.

To book your free ticket, go to our shop.

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On 24 January 2022

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