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The Encounter

Producer: Amour Fou Vienna
Financing: Minoritarian coproduction
Co-Producer: berghammerfilm (AT), Playground produkcija (RS), 1991 Productions (GE)
Year: 2018
Grant amount: € 47.000
Category: Dokumentarfilm
Genre: documentary
Director: Tatia Skhirtladze, Anna Kharadze
Writer: Tatia Skhirtladze, Ina Ivanceanu
Cinematographer: Jerczy Palacz
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.

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