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The Great Chess Movie

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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; Viktor Korchnoi, a Russian defector; and American Bobby Fischer. Chess aficionados Camille Coudari and Fernando Arrabal analyze the personalities and strategies of the players and comment on the interplay of politics and chess.

1982, 79 min 40 s

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Honorable Mention
Golden Gate Awards Competition & International Film Festival
April 13 to 24 1983, San Francisco - USA

International Press Award
Montreal World Film Festival
August 19 to 29 1982, Montréal - Canada