Director: Edward Zwick
Cast: Toby Maguire, Liev Schreiber
Duration: 115 mins
“gripping” – Screen Daily
During the height of the Cold War American chess prodigy Bobby Fischer finds himself caught between two superpowers when he faces the Soviet World Champion Boris Spassky.
As the world’s media turns its focus on their contest, Fischer faces his own struggle with his mental health.
Edward Zwick's tense thriller has an all-star cast including Toby Maguire, Liev Schreiber, Peter Sarsgaard and Michael Stulhbarg.
This year the British Chess Championships will be held at DMU with events running Thu 20 – Sun 30 Jul. To mark the tournament we present a Chess Film mini-season with each screening having drop-in chess games beforehand.