Voices: Queen to Play and Post-Film Dessert Reception
Dessert Reception to Follow
France, 2009, 96 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Germany
Genre/Subjects: Drama, Womens Issues
Language: French English Sub-Titles
Friday March 11 at 9 PM with dessert reception to follow at Encore.
Introduced by Gabriela Vidal.
An inquisitive French Riviera hotel maid becomes entranced by a vacationing couple as they play chess on the hotel balcony. Tired of her humdrum existence, she quickly cultivates her curiosity for the game into an obsession. Her working-class husband doesn't share her fascination with the game, so she employs the help of the American expat (Kevin Kline) and retired doctor whose house she cleans a few times a week. As her passion for the game increases, her natural talent and hard work (done mostly in secret) lead her to a chance at a championship and a new shot at life. First-time director Caroline Bottaro reminds us that chess and life are often analogous, and that it is not necessarily how we start out that matters, but how we finish that is the most important.
Reception Presented by:
DIRECTOR: Caroline Bottaro
Principal Cast: Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline