Glory To The Queen online screening and director’s Q&A

During the 1970s and 80s, 4 Georgian women were the queens of international women’s chess. They came from the same city, were virtually neighbours, sometimes colleagues and sometimes rivals, but for 30 years Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Chiburdanidze and Nana Ioseliani were dominant at the very peak of female chess and also challenged the elite male players. In Georgia they were national heroines, and during the Cold War, revolutionized women’s chess across the globe, and became Soviet icons of female emancipation. Glory to the Queen is not only a film about winning and losing on the chessboard but a cinematic reflection on the individual and collective life stories of 4 remarkable and independent women.

From left to right the four chess players: Maia Chiburdanidse, Nana Alexandria, Nona Gaprindashvili and Nana Ioseliani
Chess Olympiad, Lucerne 1982
Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Iosseliani, Nana Alexandria and Maia Chiburdanidse today

Filmmaker Tatia Skhirtladze‘s feature documentary Glory To The Queen unites these 4 legendary Georgian chess players after 25 years, and is both a rare look into their present lives as well as a chronicle of their lasting legacy. You can view the film on the following link until the zoom Q&A on Thursday March 25th at 6.30pm UK time.
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Tatia will be joined by chess legend Nana Alexandria for a zoom Q&A on Thursday 25th March at 6.30pm UK time.

Tatia Skhirtladze director
Nana Alexandria in 1970
Nana Alexandria at 70

British Georgian Society is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Glory To The Queen Q&A with director Tatia Skhirtladze and chess player Nana Alexandria
Time: Mar 25, 2021 6.15pm for 6:30pm UK time
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Gaprindashvili and Nana Alexandria