Spanish Film | Secondary Schools | Senior Cycle

  • 15th Jan 2019
  • 10:30, 12:30
  • €4 (Teachers go free)
  • Droichead Arts Centre, Stockwell Street

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Tuesday 15th January

The Chess Player/ El jugador de ajedrez | Recommended age 15+

It is 1934 in Madrid, and champion chess-player Diego falls for a French journalist and starts a family. When the political landscape around them grows more threatening under Franco, the three make for Paris, only to find themselves in the midst of Nazi occupation years later. When Diego becomes falsely imprisoned, he must use chess to earn the trust of his cruel captor.

The Chess Player tells a humanist story of an ordinary man caught up in extraordinary circumstances, and offers students a Spanish perspective on this turbulent era of European history.

Spain | 2017  |  English Subtitles  |  Drama  | 91mins | Director: Luis Oliveros

This screening is presented in association with IFI Education