Directed by Benjamin Ree
Norwegian documentary filmmaker Benjamin Ree presents a captivating story of Magnus Calrsen, who was once bullied as an introverted 13-year-old boy, yet grew up to become a World Chess Champion. The use of home movies and archival footage records a unique coming-of-age story, revealing a remarkable boy's determination to achieve success.
Norwegian documentary filmmaker Benjamin Ree presents a captivating story of Magnus Calrsen, who was once bullied as an introverted 13-year-old boy, yet grew up to become a World Chess Champion.
Cast: Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand
A biopic on chess champion Magnus Carlsen. Getting to see scenes from his entire life made this film more endearing. The love of his family was not only, precious, but priceless.
Really great look into a non-typical thinking person and how his father saw/recognized what he was seeing. Do you ever wonder if there is a piano protégé out there who never saw a piano? Does that skill come out in other ways. This is how I think and made me wonder what if Magnusdid get into chess? What if Bobby F never did? This film made me think.
I'm not sure what got me to watch this documentary but I'm so glad I did! This is just an unbelievable story about Mangus...to be able to find that special talent that God gave him and use it to help inspire other kids was amazing from beginning to end. His drive and determination is what we all need.
I preferred the app and was unable to figure out his Slav Defence.