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
Excellent documentary. Had my complete attention from the beginning to end. Quite an extraordinary story. I don’t suppose we will ever be able understand true genius - from whence it springs, of what it’s composed, it’s many parts and trajectory - but this film does a great job explicating the human element. Highly recommend.
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.