Luis Oliveros

The Chess Player [SPANISH Senior Cycle]

Jan 30th
9:30 am
€4 |

Recommended age 15+

This screening is presented in association with IFI Education

The Chess Player / El jugador de ajedrez                          

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.

El jugador de Ajedrez (The ChessPlayer) – Trailer from Tom Pataki on Vimeo.


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

Recommended age 15+

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






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