The Polgar Variant

Hungarian Panorama
Yossi Aviram
Israel, Hungary
2014
70min
Hungarian, Hebrew, English, German, French

The extraordinary story of the Polgar sisters: three Hungarian-Jewish sisters (Judit, Zsuzsa, and Zsofia) who were raised to become chess masters in 1970s socialist Budapest. They did not choose to become the heroines of this story; driven by a vision, their father, László Polgár, determined their destiny even before they were born. He believed that “Geniuses are made, not born", and set out to prove it. No school…just three girls, isolated from a normal child's world, who studied and practiced chess.

Projections: 
11.17. Friday 18:00
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Hungarian Subtitles
Producer: 
Amir Harel
Ayelet Kait
Eli László Berger
Editor: 
Sari Ezouz
Camera: 
Yossi Aviram
Sound: 
Gil Toren
Music: 
Roy Yarkoni
Distribution info: 
Sarieli Films Tel.: +972525782301, sarielifilms@gmail.com www.sarieli.com