The Coldest Game
dir. Łukasz KośmickiPolska, 2019, 100 min
The beginning of the sixties. With the Cuban Missile Crisis in full swing, American secret services kidnap an outstanding mathematician, Joshua Mansky. The forgotten alcohol-abusing genius is to take part in a chess duel against a Soviet master, Gawryłow, at an international tournament at the Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw. However, the competition only serves as a cover for a game of spies. Once the allies turn out to be enemies and it is hard to know whom to trust, Mansky has to make a decisive move which is to stop the nuclear conflict. The film is the director’s feature-length debut.
Short Film Competition