Detroit Film Theatre


Friday, April 22, 2011 – Sunday, May 01, 2011

(France/2009—directed by Caroline Bottaro)
Oscar winner Kevin Kline (A Fish Called Wanda) and the luminous Sandrine Bonnaire (Vagabond) square off in this sophisticated dramatic comedy of newfound passions and mid-life triumphs, set on the sparkling shores of the island of Corsica. Quietly intelligent and seriously repressed, French chambermaid Hélène (Bonnaire) steps into an entirely new world when she discovers she has a knack—as well as a passion—for chess. Her blossoming obsession leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor (Kline, in his first French-speaking role)—a liaison that radically transforms their lackluster lives. In French with English subtitles. (96 min.)
Queen to Play is a radically different approach to class and gender empowerment.”    
–Ronnie Scheib, Variety
Friday, April 22 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, April 23 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, April 24 at 2 p.m.
Friday, April 29 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 30 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, May 1 at 4:30 p.m.