MAGNUS

Nicknamed the “Mozart of Chess,” Magnus Carlsen combines the skill and intellect of a chess grandmaster with unrivaled originality and intuition. World premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival, this unique coming-of-age story follows Magnus’s meteoric rise from a bullied young boy to the leading World Chess Champion. The film invites audiences to not only experience the fascinating world of competitive chess, but also peek into the mind of a modern genius.

Reviews

The film has a 78 % score on RottenTomatoes. Read some of the reviews here:

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«Lively… Keep[s] the audience hooked.»

2000px-los_angeles_times-svg«Affectingly conveyed»

1399888061«A Sure-Fire Festival Sensation»

the_boston_globe-svg«Brisk, Suspenseful, and intimate»

2000px-the_irish_times_logo-svg«A Gloriously Fun Ode to the Mozart of Chess»

empire«Insightful, intimate… fascinating»

14-the-village-voice-logo«Joyous»

Sales

The film is sold to over 60 countries, with theatrical distribution in many of them:

France, Andorra, Monaco, Switzerland, Belgium, Netherlands, Luxembourg, United Kingdom, Ireland, Finland, Iceland, Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Albania, Slovenia, Croatia, Serbia & Montenegro, Bosnia – Herzegovina, Kosovo, Macedonia, USA, Canada, French, Haiti, Guinea, Suriname, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Morocco, Tunisia, Mauritania, Djibouti, Chad, Somali, China, Iran, Israel, Lebanon, Jordan, Sudan, Syria, United Arab Emirates, Yemen, Libya, Bahrain, Iraq, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Australia, Saudi Arabia and more to be announced soon.

Awards and nominations

lef_laurels_2016-1Winner – Global Future Prize – Oulu International Children’s and Youth Film Festival. Read about the Jury’s statement here.

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Winner – The Ray of Sunshine – The NorwegianFilm Festival. Read about the Jury’s statement here.

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Nomination – Best Documentary Feature – Moscow International Film Festival. 2nd place – audience award – Moscow International Film Festival

cpk2bwhwgaaavnxNomination – Best Nordic Documentary – Nordisk Panorama

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Nomination – Best International Documentary Film – Zurich Film Festival

 

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2nd place – Best Documentary Film – Budapest International Documentary Festival

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Festivals

Tribeca Film FestivalFilmfest München – Munich Film Festival, Moscow International Film Festival, Traverse City Film FestivalThe Norwegian International Film Festival, HaugesundHelsinki International Film Festival – Love & AnarchyNordisk PanoramaZürich Film FestivalBudapest International Documentary FestivalVancouver International Film FestivalBFI London Film FestivalPAFF – Parool Film FestivalHamptons International Film FestivalNordic Film Days LübeckNoordelijk Film FestivalFree Zone Human Rights Film FestivalOulu International Children’s and Youth Film FestivalSztafeta Sport Film Festival

 

Ranking

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MAGNUS in BBC’s top 10 list

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The Huffington Post ranks MAGNUS on top of highlights at London International Film Festival

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MAGNUS one of top 10 documentaries from 2016

weblogoMAGNUS shares first place of best films of 2016

 

In media

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6 minutes feature about the film

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Live interview November 2016

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Now this got 12 million views on this video about the film.

 

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