Glory To The Queen

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

Austria/Georgia/Serbia // 2020 // color


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


Maia Tschiburdanidse, Nana Alexandria, Nona Gaprindaschwili & Nana Iosseliani


Tatia Skhirtladze & Ina Ivanceanu


Sebastian Thaler


Petra Zöpnek


Irakli Ivanishvili

Supported by

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


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


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


CineDoc Festival Tbilisi, 2020
CinEast Film Festival, Luxembourg, 2020
Doqumenta, Mexico, 2020
Free Zone Film Festival, RS, 2020
This Human World FF, AT, 2020
Fipadoc, FR, 2021
Bolzano Film Festival,IT, 2021,
Jeonju Int. FF, KR, 2021
SEEfest, US 2021
goEast Festival, DE 2021
Kansas City FilmFest, US 2021
It's All True Film Festival, BR 2021
Martovski Festival, RS, 2021


Audience Award Free Zone Film Festival 2020
Honorable Mention Doqumenta 2020 MX