The Polgar Variant
וריאנט פולגר

Part of our Documentary Double Feature
with “Sacred Sperm”.

Thursday, March 19, 2015, 8:00 pm

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.

Screening Location
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010
Movie Info
Israel, 2014, 68 minutes
Hebrew, English and Hungarian with English subtitles
Yossi Aviram