Joueuse (Queen to Play) Reviews
I do not speak French and no English soundtrack is available. But the sub-titles were almost unnecessary since the scene development was so carefully constructed so that you easily imagined the conversational flow. The sub-titles are little more than background as you move through each scene. This almost never failed. Magic, in a way.
Not a thriller. And not about chess really. The board game is only the grout that binds three lives as they diverge . . . opening and closing life doors.
Later on she discovers that she has quite a talent for playing it, though this newfound passion of hers comes at a cost to her actual obligation to her family.
In American eyes, the film can be seen as quite monotonous and boring, but overall I find it a pleasant, relaxing French summer film to be enjoyed on a lazy weekend.