Films from Past Years/ Queen to Play
France | Narrative Feature | 2009 | 101 min | Website
Director: Caroline Bottaro
Awards: Palm Springs International Film Festival- John Schlesinger Award – Honorable Mention
Sandrine Bonnaire and Kevin Kline (in his first French-speaking role) star in this sophisticated comedy set in idyllic Corsica. 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.