Everyday, in his little village in Russia,
the birch tress whisper, the roosters call, the dogs bark
and Vanya plays chess with Kolya.
One day a professional chess club
invites Vanya to join its team in New York.
The reality is good, but the dream is better.
Produced by Lux Fugit Film (Brussels) and Studio Kurier/Mosfilm (Moscow)
With Konstantin Chepurin, Dirk Liebert and Liudmila Vielikaya
Written and directed by Catherine Montondo
Camera: Oleg Bureyev