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27 July 12:00

Pavilion, New Holland Island

Zugzwang

Year: 2017

Director: Sergey Ramz

Country: Russia

Duration: 12 minutes

The final match of a commercial chess tournament should go as expected: a multi-year champion wins the pot every year, easily beating all the challengers. However, this year a challenger has prepared an unusual strategy.

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фото Sergey Ramz

Sergey Ramz

Film director

Born in 1985 Moscow. In 2007, he graduated from the Faculty of History of Moscow State University. Lived for around a year in China. Since 2008, he has been filming adverts. In 2016, he graduated from the directing department of the Moscow Film School (course of Alexei Popogrebsky). The film Zugzwang was his thesis work. In 2017, together with Alexei Popogrebsky, he worked as co-director on the advertising video for the Thaw exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery, later they continued to collaborate on commercial projects. Currently completing the script for his debut full-length feature.