Glory To The Queen

a film by Tatia Skhirtladze, co-directed by Anna Khazaradze



Austria/Georgia/Serbia // 2020 // color

Synopsis

During the Cold War, the four legendary female chess players from Georgia revolutionized women’s chess across the globe, and became Soviet icons of female emancipation. Glory to the Queen reveals their interwoven biographies and is both - a rare look into the present lives of chess stars Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani, as well as a chronicle of their lasting legacy.

Directed by

Tatia Skhirtladze

Co-Directed by

Anna Khazaradze

With

Maia Tschiburdanidse, Nana Alexandria, Nona Gaprindaschwili & Nana Iosseliani

Written

Tatia Skhirtladze & Ina Ivanceanu

Camera

Sebastian Thaler

Editing

Petra Zöpnek

Sound

Irakli Ivanishvili

Supported by

BKA, FISA, Eurimages, ORF Film und Fernsehabkommen, Filmcenter Serbia, Georgian National Filmcenter, Linda Jensen Foundation, Women in Film Award

Producers

Karin Berghammer, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Sarita Matjevic, Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze.

Production

berg hammer film, AMOUR FOU Vienna, 1991 Productions, Playground Produkcija