11. - 22. February 2020
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Film Festival

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, Russian/Hebrew/English, English and Czech subtitles), get tickets online
19:30 Lecture "How Miloš Forman played chess" (Czech), get tickets online
20:30 Magnus (Benjamin Ree, 2016, Norwegian/English, English and Czech subtitles), get tickets online

Tuesday - 18th February

20:30 Royal Game (Miroslava Válová, 1980, Czech), get tickets online

Wednesday - 19th February

20:30 Searching for Bobby Fischer (Steven Zaillian, 1993, English, Czech subtitles), get tickets online


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.

Tickets can be bought online (see the links above) or at the Aero Cinema ticket office.

Detailed information about the screened films can be found at the Aero Cinema website as well