Queen to Play


1h 41m 2009

Brief Synopsis

Lovely, repressed and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession-much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter-leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor, a liaison that radically transforms both of thei

Film Details

Also Known As
Joueuse, Player
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Ciné+; Eurimages; France 2 Cinéma; Mon Voisin Productions; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Tele Muenchen Group
Distribution Company
Zeitgeist Films; CinTart; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Filmladen Gmbh; StudioCanal; Studiocanal Distribution; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals); Zeitgeist Films; Zeitgeist Films
Location
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Synopsis

Lovely, repressed and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession-much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter-leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor, a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives.

Film Details

Also Known As
Joueuse, Player
MPAA Rating
Release Date
2009
Production Company
Centre National Du Cinema; Ciné+; Eurimages; France 2 Cinéma; Mon Voisin Productions; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; StudioCanal; Tele Muenchen Group
Distribution Company
Zeitgeist Films; CinTart; Concorde Filmverleih Gmbh; Filmladen Gmbh; StudioCanal; Studiocanal Distribution; ZON Lusomundo (now part of NOS Audiovisuals); Zeitgeist Films; Zeitgeist Films
Location
France

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 41m

Quotes

Trivia

Miscellaneous Notes

Limited Release in United States Spring April 1, 2011

Released in United States on Video August 16, 2011

Released in United States 2009

Released in United States October 2009

Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Narrative Feature Competition) April 22-May 3, 2009.

Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Closing Night/Galas) October 1-16, 2009.

Based on the novel "The Chess Player" written by Bertina Henrichs.

Limited Release in United States Spring April 1, 2011 (Los Angeles & New York City)

Released in United States on Video August 16, 2011

Released in United States 2009 (Shown at Tribeca Film Festival (World Narrative Feature Competition) April 22-May 3, 2009.)

Feature directorial debut for Caroline Bottaro.

Released in United States October 2009 (Shown at Vancouver International Film Festival (Closing Night/Galas) October 1-16, 2009.)