Album 61

  • Israel
  • Documentary
  • 2013
  • 70 min.
  • Director(s): Halil Efrat
  • Producer(s): Lee Yardeni & Aviram Buhris

Synopsis

The World Chess Championship is a juicy battle, rife with passion, power and money. Boris Gelfand has spent his entire life getting ready for this moment; he was raised to become a champion since the age of six. His father, Avram Gelfand, devoted all his life to cultivating Boris’ chess skills and imposing a demanding schedule on him. The photo albums documenting the process tell the father’s story as much as that of the son, revealing a simple truth about a man living his own dreams under the Soviet regime through his son. Is becoming a genius worth the price?

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Credits

Director(s)

Halil Efrat

Producer(s)

Lee Yardeni & Aviram Buhris

Script

Halil Efrat

Cinematography

Vitali Karivich

Editor

Halil Efrat

Original Music

Lemez Lovas and Yaniv Fridel

Original Language

Russian, English, Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Sound Design

Aviv Aldema

Photo credit

MyTv

Festival Highlights

  • Winner

    Best Director Award
    Jerusalem International Film Festival
    2013

Jerusalem International Film Festival , Israel , 2013

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