EUFF 2017: The Chess Player
The Royal Cinema
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European Union Film Festival
Directed by Luis OliverosDrama | Spanish | 98 min | 2017 With Marc Clotet, Melina Matthews, Alejo Sauras, Lionel Auguste, Stefan Weinert In 1934 Diego Padilla wins the Spanish Championship of Chess and falls in love with French journalist, Marianne Latour. At the end of the Civil War, Marianne convinces Diego to live in France with their daughter, where shortly afterwards Diego is accused of spying by the Nazis and imprisoned in an SS prison. In prison, Diego tries to survive in a hostile environment thanks to Colonel Maier’s passion for chess.
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