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Dates

Fri 15 Mar, 10.30am

This is a schools’ event

To book, contact the Box Office on 01 231 2929

Tickets

€5 (Teachers go free)

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IFI Education Programme: The Chess Player

(El jugador de ajedrez)

Secondary School Event: Senior Cycle Spanish
Click here to download the Study Guide
 
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.
 
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.
 
             
 This screening is presented in association with IFI Education.