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Caroline Bottaro & Kevin Kline present Queen to Play

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Florence Gould Hall
Film will be introduced by director Caroline Bottaro
Screening will be followed by Q&A with star Kevin Kline

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Queen to Play / Joueuse
Caroline Bottaro, 2009. Color. 96 min.
With Sandrine Bonnaire, Kevin Kline,
Valérie Lagrange, Francis Renaud

In French with English subtitles

Oscar winner Kevin Kline, in his first French-speaking role, and the luminous Sandrine Bonnaire square off in this stylish and sophisticated dramedy of newfound passions and mid-life triumphs, set on the picture-perfect island of Corsica. Lovely, repressed, and quietly intelligent, French chambermaid Hélène (Bonnaire) discovers she has a knack for chess. This obsession—much to the chagrin of her husband and teenage daughter—leads her to seek the clandestine tutelage of a reclusive American doctor, a liaison that radically transforms both of their lackluster lives.

Presented in collaboration with Zeitgeist Films which will release
Queen to Play on April 1, 2011.


“Bonnaire delivers a beautifully modulated turn.... Kline, in his first entirely French-speaking role, intriguingly underplays as the mysterious Kroger.”—Frank Scheck, Hollywood Reporter

“This cerebral chick flick could tickle arthouse fancies.”
—Ronnie Scheib, Variety


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Ticket Prices
FIAF Members Free*
($2 advance tickets)
Non-Members $10
Students with ID $7

Florence Gould Hall
55 East 59th Street
New York, NY 10022

*FIAF Member Tickets
Tickets are distributed on the day of the event. Show your Membership card at the box office. Advance tickets may be purchased for $2.

Image: Kevin Kline & Sandrine Bonnaire ©Zeitgeist Films
Presented in collaboration with Zeitgeist Films which will release
Queen to Play on April 1, 2011.


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