Aero Cinema in Prague will host a three-day film festival featuring the royal game. Visitors will have a unique chance to have a look behind the curtain of world's leading grandmasters' lives thanks to the selected documentary films or enjoy various feature films with significant chess element.
The Festival will kick off with the documentary film Album 61 about grandmaster Boris Gelfand, presented by the Israeli director Halil Efrat himself. The second documentary film of the first day, the Norwegian director Benjamin Ree's documentary Magnus, focuses on the phenomenal current World Champion Magnus Carlsen.


Monday - 17th February

17:30 Opening of the Festival
17:45 Introduction by Halil Efrat
18:00 Geri's Game (Jan Pinkava, 1997)
18:05 Album 61 (Halil Efrat, 2013)
19:30 Lecture "How Miloš Forman played chess"
20:30 Magnus (Benjamin Ree, 2016)

Tuesday - 18th February

20:30 will be published soon

Wednesday - 19th February

20:30 will be published soon


Biskupcova 1733/31, 130 00 Praha 3-Žižkov, www.kinoaero.cz/en
Public transport connection from Hotel Don Giovanni: Želivského metro station (Vinohradská - west) trams no. 10, 11 or 16 to Biskupcova station, then take a right turn into the Biskupcova Street, Aero Cinema is on the left hand side after cca 200 meters..

Scheduled screenings of documentary films:

Album 61 (Halil Efrat, 2013)
Magnus (Benjamin Ree, 2016)
Geriho Hra (Jan Pinkava, 1997)

Expected screenings of feature films:

Searching for Bobby Fischer (Steven Zaillian, 1993)
Královská hra (Miroslava Válová, 1980)
La Partie d'échecs (Yevs Hanchar, 1994)
The Luzhin Defence(Marleen Gorris, 2000)

Tickets will be sold at the Aero Cinema ticket office.
The information about dubbing language and subtitles of the movies will be updated soon.

11 - 22 February 2020