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The Polgar Variant

, 2014

László Polgár was a passionate man who believed that genius was something you could teach. The canvas he used was his three daughters. The medium he chose was chess. Suzan, Sofi and Judit were kept from school and trained to become chess masters in communist-controlled Budapest of the 1970s. They ate, slept and breathed chess, training all day, every day, for many years. Polgár taught them to beat not just their opponents, but all expectations. Official selection at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

68 min / Hungarian, English, Hebrew (English subtitles)
Yossi Aviram
Mavens (brilliant minds)