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 ...
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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.Written by
Palm Springs International Film Festival
The first chess game between Hélène and Kröger is not logically possible. The opening three moves are those of a conventional Scotch Game. Then, between White's fourth move and Black's fourth move, the pieces rearrange themselves on the board, allowing Black to checkmate White. See more »
the delicate beauty of the performance of Sandrine Bonnaire. not a surprise. but a seductive demonstration of fine explore of nuances. Kevin Klein. as the admirable guide not only to the subtle universe of game but as wise remember of the figures of middle - old strangers giving the perspectives to a different life. and, sure, the story. charming, seductive, clear, delicate, touching, complex. because it seems be a parable. about refuge, about freedom, about the grace to be yourself. about the force to define , in simple and precise manner, the existence. a film who preserves great flavors. this is its basic virtue. and the source of its special beauty.
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