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Benjamin Ree, 2016 78 minutes Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand Norway English, Norwegian 23 January 2017 Dutch

MAGNUS is the incredible story of a boy, who went from being bullied by his classmates to become the World Chess Champion.

Magnus Carlsen is widely known as the 'Mozart of chess' because, unlike many chess grandmasters, he not only possesses an innate ability and a remarkable memory, but he blends those attributes with unrivalled creativity and intuition. Memorized moves and calculated probabilities can carry a chess player extremely far. But Magnus' journey eventually proves that there can be other elements of the game, ones that are impossible to measure or calculate.

From a young age Magnus Carlsen had aspirations of becoming a champion chess player. While many players seek out an intensely rigid environment to hone their skills, Magnus' brilliance shines brightest when surrounded by his loving and supportive family. Through an extensive amount of archival footage and home movies, director Benjamin Ree reveals this young man's unusual and rapid trajectory to the pinnacle of the chess world. (source: www.tribecafilm.com)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN ENGLISH AND NORWEGIAN, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.