Vasil is an intelligent and charismatic Bulgarian immigrant who has an amazing talent for chess and bridge. He is homeless until Alfredo, a retired architect, welcomes him into his home. The only thing the two men have in common is their passion for chess but despite all their differences, Vasil slowly breaks down the barriers put up by Alfredo – because Vasil has a gift; he makes a surprising difference to the lives of everyone he meets.

Cer. PG


A precise, beautiful and profoundly humanistic exercise in filmmaking.” - El Mundo


-Winner | 67th Valladolid International Film Festival, 2022: Best Actor (Karra Elejalde & Ivan Barnev).

-Winner | 5th Berlanga Awards, 2022: Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Original Score, Best Sound, Best Supporting Actress (Susi Sánchez).
Edinburgh-French Institute Inverness-Eden Court Highlands Glasgow Film Theatre


  • October 1, 2023 (3.00pm (Glasgow))
  • October 9, 2023 (8.00pm (Inverness))
  • October 14, 2023 (6.00pm (Edinburgh))
Spanish with subtitles in English.


  • Drama, comedy


  • Avelina Prat

Main Cast

  • Ivan Barnev, Karra Elejalde, Alexandra Jiménez, Susi Sánchez

Release Year

  • 2022


  • Mins: 93'