THE LUZHIN DEFENCE
Set in the late 1920s, The Luzhin Defence tells the story of a shambling, unworldly chess Grand Master who arrives in the Italian Lakes to play the match of his life and unexpectedly finds the love of his life. Discovering his prodigious talent in boyhood overshadowed by his parents' failing marriage, Luzhin's lyrical passion for chess has become his refuge and rendered the real world a phantom.
|original title:||The Luzhin Defence|
|directed by:||Marleen Gorris|
|cast:||John Turturro, Emily Watson, Geraldine James, Stuart Wilson, Christopher Thompson, Fabio Sartor|
|cinematography by:||Bernard Lutic|
|film editing:||Michael Reichwein|
|producer:||Caroline Wood, Stephen Evans, Louis Becker, Philippe Guez|