Variant Polgar

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 – with surprising and remarkable results.

68 minutes
Yossi Aviram

Shown at

  1. 18th Annual Lenore Marwil Jewish Film Festival (Detroit) - 2016
  2. 19th Annual Israeli Film Festival (Philadelphia) - 2015
  3. 20th Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  4. 23rd Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  5. 25th Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  6. 26th Annual San Diego Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  7. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  8. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2015
  9. Jewish International Film Festival (Australia) - 2015
  10. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2015
  11. San Francisco Jewish Film Festival - 2015

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