Queen to Play

Synopsis: Middle-aged chambermaid Hélène's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming both of their ho-hum lives in the process.
Genre: Drama
Director(s): Caroline Bottaro
Production: Zeitgeist Films
  2 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
101 min

It's you!

Yes, it's me. Areyou okay?


- What wereyou doing?

- Nothing.

Smoking again?

A bit.

Call that a bit?

It helps me.

- Helps you do what?

- Think.

Think about what?

I haven't cooked.

I thought we could go out for once.

On me.

I'm meetingJacky,

let's heat up a pizza.

I want to go out. Please.

All right, get changed.

But it's on me.

We haven't been to Maddy's

for ages.

So I kept my head down and...

went back to workwithout a word.

It's evey man for himselfnow.

When three people are fired we're angy,

but we're glad it's them...

and not us.

Maybe Lisa's right.

We've turned into sheep.

But do we have a choice?

In my dad's day

they all stuck together.

The guys met up evey Sunday.

Mom made doughnuts.

They drank, sang

and changed the world!

It was fun.

Lftimes got hard we resisted.

What wereyou saying?


We haven't talked

like that for ages.

- Doyou know what I'd like?

- Yes!

No, I'd like to...

- Is that whatyou want?

- Yes.


What's the object ofthe game?

The object ofthe game?

You have to capture

your opponent's king.

And checkmate him.


And what?

- Is that all?

- Yes.

So all the pieces move differently?

Except the pawns,

they move the same way.

This is the bishop,

we each have two.

They move diagonally, like this.

This is the rook.

The rook goes straight ahead...

or sideways ifthere's a place.

The queen.

The most important piece.

She can do anything,

go anhere she likes.

She's stronger than the king.

Crazy, right?

There. Got it?

Sure. You think I'm an idiot?

Okay, I'll begin. White always starts.

Your turn.

No, the knight does this.

- The bishop moves sideways.

- You never said that!

Yes, I did!

I t doesn't make sense!

I've had enough.

Let's go to bed.

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