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.
Did You Know?
Director Jan Pinkava
loosely based the main character on his grandfather who was a keen chess player. See more
Geri moves the pawn in front of the King (White) as his first move. But when he places his glasses down to go to the other side, the pawn is in the original position. See more
[only line in the film
On the VHS release of this Short, we hear Geri laughing after the end credits See more
Referenced in The Chess Tribute