Polgar Variant at International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival


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 kindergarten, no school…just three girls, isolated from a normal child's world, who studied and practiced chess.


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