Queen To Play

  • 2009
  • Movie
  • Comedy, Drama

When we first meet Helene (Sandrine Bonnaire), the provincial French housewife and hotel maid at the center of director Caroline Bottaro’s drama Queen to Play, she seems almost scrubbed clean to the point of androgyny -- hair pulled back tightly behind her head, dowdy clothes, no makeup -- homeliness on every level. The sense of restraint in her aura is...read more

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01:38 — Middle-aged chambermaid Helene's newfound obsession with the game of chess leads her to seek the tutelage of a reclusive American expat, transforming (more…)

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  • Released: 2009
  • Review: When we first meet Helene (Sandrine Bonnaire), the provincial French housewife and hotel maid at the center of director Caroline Bottaro’s drama Queen to Play, she seems almost scrubbed clean to the point of androgyny -- hair pulled back tightly behind her… (more)

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