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The Great Chess Movie

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The Great Chess Movie
FrenchJouer sa vie
Directed byGilles Carle
Camille Coudari
StarringBobby Fischer
Viktor Korchnoi
Anatoly Karpov
Ljubomir Ljubojević
Fernando Arrabal!
Release date
  • 1982 (1982)
Running time
80 minutes

The Great Chess Movie (French: Jouer sa vie) is a 1982 Canadian film directed by Gilles Carle and Camille Coudari, starring Bobby Fischer, Viktor Korchnoi, Anatoly Karpov and Ljubomir Ljubojević among other notable chess players.

The 80-minute documentary is produced by the National Film Board of Canada (NFB).

The film was a Genie Award nominee for Best Documentary at the 4th Genie Awards in 1983.[1] It also won the Best Canadian Short Film category at 1982 Montréal World Film Festival.[2]


  1. ^ Jay Scott, "Top Genie prospects for Jack Miner move". The Globe and Mail, February 10, 1983.
  2. ^ "Montréal World Film Festival (1982)". IMDb. Retrieved 2023-12-25.

External links[edit]

The Great Chess Movie in the NFB collection catalog