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Queen to Play Review - Kevin Kline

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Kevin Kline, Sandrine Bonnaire | CHECKMATE Kevin Kline and Sandrine Bonnaire in Queen to Play
Patrick Glaize

Queen to Play

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
Unrated
runtime:
96 minutes
Limited Release Date:
04/01/11
performer:
Kevin Kline, Sandrine Bonnaire
director:
Caroline Bottaro
distributor:
Zeitgeist Films
author:
59262

We gave it a B

Just as the queen is the most powerful piece on the chessboard, the compelling French actress Sandrine Bonnaire (La Cérémonie) holds together this (Queen to Play) gentle tale of chess and midlife emotions from debut writer-director Caroline Bottaro. (It’s adapted from a novel by Bertina Henrichs.) Bonnaire plays a French wife, mother, and chambermaid in Corsica whose world opens up when she learns to play chess. Kevin Kline is the persnickety American doctor who teaches her (in French!), then begins to thaw as he watches his repressed student blossom. B

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