Director: Liz Garbus. 93. Min. USA/UK/Iceland. Documentary.
No, it's not a mere Bobby Fischer biography. The filmmakers make the wise choice of avoiding a boring life milestone story of the greatest grandmaster of all time, and delve into the wiring of a chess player's mind; portraying how professional chess may eventually lead to extreme paranoia, and then full-blown insanity - especially when the subject is a genius like Fischer. As a result, before his death at the age of 62, his haggard bearded appearance wasn't even recognizable from his youth. Watch this to achieve a full understanding on why chess is the most played board game ever.