Coming Soon - Bobby Fischer Against The World

Hot on the heels of Senna comes another enthralling documentary about a sporting genius, while Bobby Fischer's story is very different it is equally just as tragic. The film details his meteoric rise to national and international fame at an extremely young age and how he captured the imagination of the world in a Cold War era when he, an American, took on the Russians at chess, a sport they dominated, and also deals with his struggle to cope with his gift and his fame. There's also some amazing archive footage that shows just how far sports broadcasting has come in the last forty years or so.

Opens in the IFI on the 15th July [see times]