GLORY TO THE QUEEN
During the Cold War, the 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 and is both – 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 Skhirtladze, a visual artist and filmmaker living in Vienna and Tbilisi. She received her degree in Art Education in Georgia and Austria and her degree in Fine Arts in the Netherlands. Since 2011, she has worked as a senior artist at the University of Applied Arts Vienna. Her work oscillates between visual arts and film, with a focus on both site-specific art and long-term mix media projects, shown at many national and international venues. Tatia also conducts educational workshops focused on audio-visual art practice. She is the inventor and co-developer of “Mobile Pictures Project”, a film education module using mobile phones.
Festivals and awards
CinéDOC Tbilisi International Film Festival 2020
CinEast Film Festival, Luxembourg 2020
Glory to the Queen (doc.)
Director: Tatia Skhirtladze
Co-director: Anna Khazaradze
Country: Austria, Georgia, Serbia
Language: Georgian, Russian, Serbian, English, German
Cast: Nona Gaprindashvili, Nana Ioseliani, Nana Alexandria
Production: berg hammer film, AMOUR FOU Vienna, 1991 Productions, Playground produkcija