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The Fencing Champion

Simon Lereng Wilmont
DK 2014    28'
⚬ Kids & Youth ⚬ Sports 

Synopsis

This season Ruben (10) has to face some of the toughest and most talented fencers in Europe. In his hometown in Denmark his best friend Marie is also fencing. Besides the drama on the fencing piste, an even greater story is unfolding. A deep and exciting friendship between two fencing champions Ruben and Marie in their early teens.

Credits

Director

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Producers

Monica Hellström

Executive Producer

Signe Byrge Sørensen

Co-Producers

Anita Rehoff Larsen, Malin Hüber, Tobias Janson

Production Company

Final Cut for Real

Co-Production Companies

Sant&Usant, Story

Cinematographer

Simon Lereng Wilmont

Editor

Michael Aaglund

Music

Uno Helmersson

Awards

Best Short

Al Jazeera Documentary Film Festival 2015

Festivals

IDFA 2015

Thessaloniki DFF 2015

Film Details

Runtime 28'
Spoken Languages Danish
Production Countries Denmark

Biography

Simon Lereng Wilmont won numerous prizes among other Best First Appearance at IDFA with the feature documentary THE DISTAND BARKING OF DOGS and his two previous films THE FENCING CHAMPION (2014) and CHIKARA - THE SUMO WRESTLERS SON (2013) both pre­miered at IDFA, won the Jury Award for Medium length Documentary and Best Short Children Documentary Award at Al Jazeera Film Festival 2015. Simon Lereng Wilmont graduated as a Documentary Film Director from The National Danish Film School in 2009.

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