The Polgár Variant

The extraordinary story of three Hungarian-Jewish sisters who were raised in Communist Budapest of the 1970s to be chess masters. The Polgar sisters did not choose to become the heroines of this story. It was their father, who, driven by his educational vision, determined their destiny before they were even born. László Polgár believed that “Geniuses are made, not born,” and he set out to prove it. The canvas he chose was his three daughters. The medium he chose was chess. No kindergarten, no school…. Three girls, isolated from the normal world of kids, studied and practiced chess...
  • Original title: A Polgár lányok
  • Director: Yossi Aviram
  • Year of Release: 2014
  • Prizes: Lasalle Cevennes International Documentary Film Festival, France, 2015 - Fipa Biarritz International Film Festival – Official Competition, France, 2015- New York Jewish Film Festival, 2015 - The Jerusalem Film Festival - Official Competition, 2014
  • Length: 68 min
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