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

Language

English

Duration

01:19:00:00

Colour

Colour

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