Queen to Play (Joueuse) Trailer (2009)

The trailer for Queen to Play. An inquisitive French Riviera hotel maid (Sandrine Bonnaire) becomes entranced by a vacationing couple (Jennifer Beals, Dominic Gould) 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 and retired doctor (Kevin Kline) 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-timer Caroline Bottaro makes a solid debut in this uplifting and intricate film, adapted from Bertina Henrichs' novel The Chess Player. The always-charismatic Kline is impressive in his first entirely French-speaking role, and Bonnaire's rich central performance absolutely illuminates the screen. 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.

Duration
3 min 20 sec

Views
59,115

Posted On
May 04, 2009
Director
Caroline Bottaro

Writer
Caroline Bottaro

Studio
Independent

Release
April 25, 2009
Cast
Sandrine Bonnaire
Kevin Kline
Francis Renaud
Jennifer Beals
Valérie Lagrange
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