|Producer:||Amour Fou Vienna|
|Co-Producer:||berghammerfilm (AT), Playground produkcija (RS), 1991 Productions (GE)|
|Grant amount:||€ 47.000|
|Director:||Tatia Skhirtladze, Anna Kharadze|
|Writer:||Tatia Skhirtladze, Ina Ivanceanu|
|Key cast:||Nona Gaprindaschwili, Nana Alexandria, Maia Tschiburdanidse, Nana Iosseliani|
|Locations:||Vienna, Georgia, Serbia, Croatia|
The encounter explores an extraordinary biographical web between four women who became icons of women's emancipation during the Soviet era. The focus is on the legendary Soviet Georgian chess players Maia Chiburdanidze, Nana Alexandria, Nona Gaprindashvili and Nana Iosseliani.
The film leads to Tiflis in Georgia, where all four women live today. From the beginning of the 1960s until the collapse of the Soviet Union, these four players revolutionized "women's chess" and raised it for the first time to "men's level" in an international context.
Today they are chess stars and aging women, ordinary and excessive, pedantic and free, and thewhole country is still in their mark - even though these signs are slowly paler. The four, who have often played together in the Soviet Union's Olympic team, were also tough opponents throughout their careers.