The Chessplayer

El Jugador de Ajedrez

Tue 6th Nov. / Pálás Screen 3 / 10:45
Wed 7th Nov. / Pálás Screen 3 / 11:00
Thur. 8th  Nov. / Pálás Screen 2 / 10:45


Language: Spanish  |  Cycle: Senior Cycle  |  Subtitles: English  |  Genre/Theme: War |  Age: 15+

It is 1934 in Madrid, and champion chess-player Diego falls for a French journalist and starts a family. When the political landscape around them grows more threatening under Franco, the three make for Paris, only to find themselves in the midst of Nazi occupation years later. When Diego becomes falsely imprisoned, he must use chess to earn the trust of his cruel captor.

The Chess Player tells a humanistic story of an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and offers students a Spanish perspective on this turbulent era of European history.

Director Luis Oliveros
Year 2017
Country Spain
Duration 91 min

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