The Great chess movie

Canada, 1982

Film
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In this Gilles Carle feature documentary on the game of chess, the international chess match is cast as a classic Western shoot-out. Three chess greats dominate the film: Russia’s Anatoly Karpov; Victor Korchnoi, a Russian defector; and American Bobby Fischer. Chess aficionados Camille Coudari and Fernando Arrabal analyse the personalities and strategies of the players and comment on the interplay of politics and chess. Voice and narration by Bondfield Marcoux; editing by Yves Leduc; photography by Pierre Letarte, Thomas Vamos. (Awards: Montreal; San Francisco)

Credits

co-director

Camille Coudari

Gilles Carle

producer

Helene Verrier

production company

National Film Board of Canada

Duration

01:19:00:00

Production places
Canada
Production dates
1982

Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

33331

Language

English

Subject categories

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - Canada - Montreal - Awards

Advertising, Film, Journalism, Mass Media & TV → Film festivals - United States - San Francisco - Awards

Communications, Infrastructure, & Transport → Thought and thinking

Documentary

Documentary → Documentary films - Canada

Education, Instruction, Teaching & Schools → Thought and thinking

Educational & Instructional

Educational & Instructional → Instructional

Feature films

Feature films → Feature films - Canada

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Thought and thinking

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Chess

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Games

Hobbies, Recreation & Sport → Sports - Psychological aspects

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

16mm film; Access Print (Section 1)

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