GLORY TO THE QUEEN

a film by Tatia Skhirtladze
Cinema-Documentary | 82 min | AUT, GEO, SRB | 2020
PREMIERE September 04 2020, CineDoc Tbilisi

SYNOPSIS

Leading us to Tbilisi, Georgia, Glory to the Queen reveals the interwoven biographies of the world chess heroes Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani. It offers rare insight into their present lives while at the same time exploring their lasting legacy. Today they are aging women, ordinary and extreme, pedantic and free. The city, indeed the whole country, are still marked by them – even if these marks are slowly fading. 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.

GLORY TO THE QUEEN brings them together again in an encounter where memories emerge, the common history is recalled, and many differences come to light.

GLORY TO THE QUEEN is a film about winning and losing on the chessboard and in life. It 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

FESTIVALS

CinéDOC-Tbilisi 2020, GE | CinEast Film Festival 2020, LU | Doqumenta 2020, MX | Free Zone Film Festival 2020, RS | This Human World FF 2020, AT | Bolzano Film Festival 2021, IT | Kansas City FilmFest 2021, US | It’s All True Film Festival 2021, BR | goEast Festival 2021, DE | SEEfest 2021, US | Jeonju Int. FF 2021, KR | Vox Feminae Festival 2021, HR | Int. Frauen Film Fest Dortmund+Köln 2021, DE | Fipadoc 2021, FR | Diagonale – Festival of Austrian Films 2021, AT | Sotto Le Stelle Dell’Austria 2021, IT | Doqumenta 2021, MX | Espoo Cine Int. FF 2021, FI | Docs Against Gravity 2021, PL | International Festival of Contemporary Arts CITY OF WOMEN 2021, SI | Unabhängiges FilmFest Osnabrück 2021, DE | Hamburg International Queer Film Festival 2021, DE | Underhill Fest – International Film Festival 2021, ME 

AWARDS

Audience Award (Free Zone Film Festival 2020, RS)
Honorable Mention (Doqumenta 2020, MX)
Honorable Mention (SEEfest 2021, US)

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CREW

DIRECTED BY
Tatia Skhirtladze

CO-DIRECTED BY
Anna Khazaradze

WRITTEN BY
Tatia Skhirtladze & Ina Ivanceanu

DOP
Sebastian Thaler

ADDITIONAL CAMERA
Jerzy Palacz

EDITING
Petra Zöpnek, aea

SOUND
Irakli Ivanishvili

MUSIC
Alexandra Vrebalov

SOUND DESIGN
Paata Godziashvili

PRODUCTION

Karin Berghammer | berg hammer film

Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu & Bady Minck | Amour Fou Vienna

Nino Chichua & Anna Khazaradze | 1991 Productions

Sarita Matijević | playground produkcija

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SUPPORTED BY

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ORF FFA logo
Georgian National Film Center logo
film center Serbia logo
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