In the Holy Fire of Revolution

Screenings

2009 Season
London, New York

Garry Kasparov has just been detained for hours at an airport on his way to a demonstration. Why? The chess master has started a second life, in politics. Foreign photographers repeatedly portray him in a chess pose, head in hands, staring at a fictitious chessboard. But the game is unfair, because now his opponent is Vladimir Putin. The Kremlin systematically sabotages the activities of Kasparov and his party, The Other Russia. The film is a must-see for anyone who wants to know what Russia looks like today.

Filmmaker(s): 
Masha Novikova
Country of Production: 
Russia
Year: 
2008
113m
Genre: 
Documentary