'THE FENCING CHAMPION' WORLD PREMIERES AT IDFA / by Mauricio Gonzalez-Aranda

Simon Lereng Wilmont's The Fencing Champion, produced by Monica Hellström at Final Cut for Real, will have it's world premiere at this years IDFA on November 25th. 

The youth documentary centers on young Ruben, a hugely talented fencer. He's at the top of his game in his homeland Denmark, so now it is time to compete on the international level. A lot is a stake for Ruben and he has to find the strength within himself to overcome his anxiety and control his temper if he is to win the big european championship.
Ruben's best friend Marie is fencing too, and alongside the drama that is played out on the fencing piste, an even a greater story is unfolding about a friendship between a boy and a girl in their early teens - a time when many things change.

Find information about the premiere and additional screenings of The Fencing Champion at this year's IDFA at www.idfa.com