Zeitgeist Films is excited to announce the release of Queen to Play, a stylish and sophisticated French dramedy, starring the luminous Sandrine Bonnaire and Oscar winner Kevin Kline.

Set on the island of Corsica, a French chambermaid Helene (Bonnaire) discovers her love for chess and is soon seeking the tutelage of a reclusive American doctor (Kline, in his first French-speaking role). Her family soon grows suspicious as her new found passion slowly comes into conflict with her old way of life. Mid-life triumphs ultimately prevail in this story of self-discovery. The Hollywood Reporter says, “Bonnaire delivers a beautifully modulated turn…. Kline, in his first entirely French-speaking role, intriguingly underplays as the mysterious Kroger.”

Queen to Play will open in NYC on April 1st at the Angelika Film Center and also the Lincoln Plaza Cinema.

Angelika New York is located at 18 W. Houston St. and can be reached at (212) 995-2570. Reduced price tickets ($7) are often available for groups of 25 or more. Check out their website for more information: http://angelikafilmcenter.com/angelika_index.asp?hID=1

Lincoln Plaza Cinema is located at 1886 Broadway. Reduced price tickets are available for groups of 20 or more ($9) and 50 or more ($8.50). To arrange for group sales please contact the manager at (212) 757-0359. Go to their website for more information: http://www.lincolnplazacinema.com/

More information can be found on the Queen to Play website, including the film’s trailer and future play dates:


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