Stanford University Event
Klaus Härö's “The Fencer” (2015) is a touching drama about a man who finds meaning in his life through children who need him. Fleeing from Stalin’s secret police, an ambitious young fencer finds himself teaching small town children in a godforsaken Estonian coastal village, only to realize that this is exactly what he wants to do in life.
The film was selected as the Finnish entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 88th Academy Awards, making the shortlist of nine films. It was also nominated for the Golden Globe award in the Best Foreign Language Film category as a Finnish/German/Estonian co-production.
Following this event, the Baltic Film Series 2016 will feature: "Modris" (2014) and "Summer of Sangaile" (2015). Please see our events page for a full listing of films, event times and locations, and film synopses.
When: Monday, May 9, 2016
6:00-6:45 pm: Reception
6:45-6:50 pm: Opening remarks by Richard Allan Horning, Estonian Honorary Consul in San Francisco
6:50-7:00 pm: Introduction by Uve Poom
7:00-8:30 pm: Screening of the film
Where: Cubberley Auditorium, Graduate School of Education
Directions/Parking: Map, parking is free on campus after 4 pm. Closest parking may be found on Galvez St., Serra St., or The Oval (top of Palm Drive).
RSVP. This event is free and open to the public. More Information or contact Liisi Esse.
The event is co-sponsored by Stanford Libraries and Center for Russian, East European and Eurasian Studies.
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