Geri sets up a chess game to play his greatest opponent - himself.





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In a park, an old man is playing a game of chess against himself; he's physically moving from side to side as he plays from white to black. As the game progresses, the two sides of himself become individual and distinct players, "white" being the pensive and thoughtful side, "black" being the aggressive hard hitting side. But as the game looks to be coming to a conclusion, white makes a surprisingly aggressive move which could change what looked to be the obvious outcome of the game. Written by Huggo

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25 November 1997 (USA)  »

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El juego de Geri  »

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(at around 2 mins) Black takes the White Queen, leaving just the White King on the board. The chess box is then shown overflowing with pieces, even though the only ones that have been taken are from White. Although this is less than half of the total pieces, there is no room for any others. See more »

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28 August 2016 | by (Romania) – See all my reviews

an old man . in a fall afternoon. playing a game of chess. against himself. poetry. and a lot of errors about the details of a game of chess. but, more important, a lovely story, beautiful animation and touching end. childish solution for win. and a bizarre prize. but the subject is more profound than an impeccable animation. because the great impact source is the reflection of the life of viewer in the images of this gem. if the youngest version of you is in your face.What are you doing ? the game of chess proposed by Jan Pinkava is a reasonable answer. for its symbols. for the signification of the end. for the spirit of an age who seems represent the fall. short, a lovely animation. about yourself.

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