A hotel chambermaid (Sandrine Bonnaire) on the French island of Corsica finds an escape from her confining work and home lives when she takes up playing chess, convincing a reclusive American expat (Kevin Kline) to tutor her in the game. Director/co-scripter Caroline Bottaro's lyrical paean to female empowerment also stars Valérie Lagrange, Francis Renaud, and Jennifer Beals. AKA: "Joueuse." 97 min. Widescreen (Enhanced); Soundtrack: French Dolby Digital stereo; Subtitles: English; featurette; theatrical trailer. In French with English subtitles.