THE CHESS PLAYER (Raymond Bernard, 1926)

Lithuanian Poland, 1776; patriots rise up against Russian occupiers and are crushed by Catherine II’s tsarist forces. Boleslaw Vorowski, the rebels’ young leader, is in love with teenaged Sofia Novinska, who is being courted by Prince Serge Oblomov, a Russian officer. Sofia is slow to realize her passion for the grievously wounded Boleslaw because their […]