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During the Cold War, 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, giving 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.

Tatia (Tamar) Skhirtladze was born in 1976 in Georgia. She graduated in Art Education in Georgia and Austria and in Fine Arts in the Netherlands and currently teaches video at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her artistic work oscillates between visual arts and film, with a focus on site-specific as well as long-term mix media works that were shown in various national and international exhibitions. Skhirtladze works for different film production companies in Vienna as camerawoman and editor for documentary films. She also develops educational workshops on audio-visual artistic practices. She is an inventor and co-author of a film education module with mobile phones that was bought by EYE Filmmuseum in Amsterdam. For her diploma degree in arts she researched and wrote about “Some Aspects of Similarity Between the Aesthetics of the Film The Lord of the Rings and Pre-Raphaelite art“ in 2004 and “On Cinematic Experience“ in 2008. Tatia Skhirtladze works and lives in Vienna and Tbilisi.

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  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
    English, Georgian, German, Russian, Serbian
  • Country
  • Director
    Tatia Skhirtladze, Anna Khazaradze
  • Screenwriter
    Ina Ivanceanu, Tatia Skhirtladze
  • Producer
    Karin Berghammer , Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Nino Chichua, Anna Khazaradze, Linda Jensen, Sarita Matijević
  • Cinematographer
    Sebastian Thaler
  • Editor
    Petra Zöpnek
  • Music
    Aleksandra Vrebalov