Queen to Play
- 1 hr 37 min
In this French drama a housemaid finds self-discovery in a chess game. Helene works too hard and feels neglected and generally powerless. At her job one day she watches a couple play chess. Charmed by the picture they make and watching the mechanics of the game closely she is shocked to find that the most powerful piece on the board is the queen. Failing to convince her husband to take up the game, she asks a difficult client for lessons. The two bond as Helene comes into her own but her family thinks she may be reaching above her place.