Glory to the Queen

Glory to the Queen

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2020 82 min Documentary Age rating: 0
Language: English, Russian
STL: German, English, Spanish

Nona Gaprindashvili, Maia Chiburdanidze, Nana Alexandria and Nana Iosseliani: four names that light up the eyes of almost all chess players. As top players, they dominated the chess scene from the early 1960s until the collapse of the Soviet Union in the early 1990s, bringing the world title to Georgia ten times in a row. Nona Gaprindashvili achieved what no woman before her had ever done: she was the first woman ever to win the prestigious title of Grandmaster. To this day, there is no female form of this title. She remained world champion for 15 years, then the unexpected happened: the only 17-year-old Maia Chiburdanidze overthrew her. Nana Alexandria and Nana Iosseliani were always on their heels, and as a foursome they were practically unbeatable. Their immense successes in the previously male-dominated chess world, led to countless girls being named after them. The memory of their achievements thus lives on in the women who bear their names. Glory to the Queen, a film about victory and defeat on the chessboard and in life, is a well-deserved memorial to them.


Nona Gaprindaschwili, Maia Tschiburdanidse, Nana Alexandria, Nana Iosseliani and many more


Tatia Skhirtladze

Ina Ivanceanu, Tatia Skhirtladze

Sebastian Thaler

Karin Berghammer, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze, Linda Jensen, Sarita Matijević

Petra Zöpnek

berg hammer film, Amour Fou Vienna, 1991 Productions, Playground produkcija
Country of Production  

Austria, Georgia, Serbia