Location: Alliance Française
Date: Sat, 2012/02/18 – 4:00pm
Price: Free and open to all
Category: Film screening
by Caroline Bottaro (2009) with Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline, Francis Renaud, Jennifer Beals, Valérie Lagrange (France, 97 min.)
In a small village in Corsica, Hélène’s life, quiet and discreet, is but a day after another, all the same. A chamber maid in a hotel, she seems happy with Ange and Lisa, her husband and 15-year-old daughter. Her life seemed already written.
Her modest fate changes one day when, as she makes up a hotel room, her attention is grabbed by a young American couple, in love and attractive, who are playing chess on the terrace. Suddenly fascinated with the free and sensual communication that their relationship evokes, she takes a keen interest in chess. Hélène will do everything, obstinately, to master the rules of this game until she becomes excellent at it. She can count on the help from Mr. Kröger, a mysterious village resident, to support her in this metamorphosis, to find her freedom and her identity as a woman.
In French with English subtitles.