The Chess Player at the Toronto European Union Film Festival
“El jugador de ajedrez” represents Spain at the 2017 edition of the European Union Film Festival in Toronto.
The Chess Player
- Original title: El jugador de ajedrez.
- Directed by Luis Oliveros, 2017, 98 minutes. View trailer.
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.