- Director:Benjamin Ree
- Actors:Magnus Carlsen, Garry Kasparov, Viswanathan Anand
In 2004, when Magnus was 13 years old he made a decision: He would become the World Chess Champion. The coming-of-age story unfolds as we follow the prodigy battling his way through the ranks of chess, with personal sacrifices, special friendships and a caring family. Magnus is a character driven drama that is bound to engage the non-chess players, as well as the over 600 million people who play chess all over the world. Magnus is now known as - the Mozart of Chess - combining the skill and intellect of chess with unrivaled originality and instinct. Through an extensive amount of archival footage and home movies, filmmaker Benjamin Ree follows Magnus's meteoric rise to the top in this unique coming-of-age story. The film invites audiences to not only experience the fascinating world of competitive chess, but also peek into the mind of a modern genius.
Benjamin Ree was born (10. July) in Oslo, Norway. He is freelance journalist and documentary director. Currently he lives and works in Oslo. He studied journalism at the University College in Oslo and has worked as a producer for Reuters TV covering news events for BBC, Sky News and CNN, in addition to directing various award winning documentaries broadcasted in Scandinavia. Today he works as a documentary director at VGTV. Magnus is Benjamin Ree first feature film.
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