Glory to the Queen
In Georgian, Serbian, Russian and German with English and Slovenian subtitles
5,30/4,50 € (ticket reservations and sales at the venue)
During the Cold War, four legendary female chess players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess across the globe and became Soviet icons of female emancipation. Glory to the Queen reveals the interwoven biographies of world chess heroes Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani. Although they played together as the Soviet Union’s Olympic team, they were also tough opponents and had not sat together at the same table for over 25 years. The film brings them together again in an encounter where memories emerge, common history is recalled, and many differences come to light.
Glory to the Queen is a cinematic reflection on how women’s struggle for independence and their rebellion against powerful male systems echoes in individual and collective life stories.
– Tatia Skhirtladze
Before and after the movie, you can play a game of chess with chess grandmaster Ana Srebrnič from the Slovenian Chess Federation. The screening of the film is followed by a conversation with director Tatio Skhirtladze.
Director: Tatia Skhirtladze; co-director: Anna Khadzaradze; script: Ina Ivanceanu, Tatia Skhirtladze; director of photography: Sebastian Thaler; additional camera: Jerzy Palacz; editor: Petra Zöpnek; sound engineer: Irakli Ivanishvili; music: Alexandra Vrebalov; sound design: Paata Godziashvili; producers: Karin Berghammer, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Bady Minck Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze & Linda Jensen, Sarita Matijević; production: berg hammer film, Amour Fou Vienna, 1991 Productions, Playground production; organisation: Kinodvor, City of Women.