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?
Lee Yardeni & Aviram Buhris
Lemez Lovas and Yaniv Fridel
Russian, English, Hebrew
WinnerBest Director AwardJerusalem International Film Festival2013
Jerusalem International Film Festival , Israel , 2013
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