Glory to the Queen

  • 9 10
  • 2020
  • 82min
Glory to the Queen
  • Original Title: Glory to the Queen

This captivating documentary unveils the story of Georgia's legendary female chess players who, amidst the backdrop of the Cold War, revolutionized women's chess globally.

Glory to the Queen

AWARDS: Audience Award. Free Zone Film Festival/ Honorable Mention. Doqumenta/ Honorable Mention. SEEfest/ Golden Prometheus Award. Tbilisi International Film Festival

OFFICIAL SELECTION: CinéDOC/ CinEast Film Festival/ Doqumenta/ Free Zone Film Festival/ This Human World Film Festival/ Bolzano Film Festival/ Kansas City FilmFest/ It’s All True Film Festival/ goEast Festival/ SEEfest/ Jeonju/ Vox Feminae Festival/ Frauen Film Fest Dortmund+Köln/ Fipadoc/ Diagonale - Festival of Austrian Films/ Sotto Le Stelle Dell’Austria/ Doqumenta/ Espoo Cine/ Docs Against Gravity/ International Festival of Contemporary Arts awards

Glory to the Queen - Pioneering, Empowerment, Legacy

Against the backdrop of the Cold War, "Glory to the Queen" chronicles the remarkable journey of Georgia's pioneering female chess players—Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze, and Nana Ioseliani. Through intertwining biographies, the documentary offers a rare glimpse into the present lives of these chess stars while illuminating their enduring legacy. As trailblazers in a male-dominated sport, they shattered barriers and became symbols of female emancipation in the Soviet era. Through archival footage, interviews, and personal anecdotes, "Glory to the Queen" celebrates their remarkable achievements and lasting impact on the world of chess.

Production Companies

Berg Hammer Film

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