Winner of the Best Film prize at the 2015 BFI London Film Festival, Chevalier is a brilliant black comedy, a vivid dissection of the male ego from Greek ‘weird wave’ director Athina Rachel Tsangari, director of the acclaimed Attenberg(2010).
In the middle of the Aegean Sea, six men on a fishing trip on a luxury yacht decide to play a game, which rapidly scales into a broader and more meaningful contest: an addictive and tragicomic series of tests as the men decide to answer the question: who is the best? The winner will wear on his finger the victory ring: the Chevalier.
Profoundly provocative, Tsangari’s Chevalier explores the inherent absurdity of society’s markers of masculine status and prowess, and the pointlessness of the anxiety they engender – while also making you laugh at the dark hilarity of it all. A brave and original film.