Israeli Film Festival: ALBUM 61 (2013)

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Date(s) - 31/07/2014
6:30 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


Documentary, 70 min.
Director: Halil Efrat

album 61Synopsis
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 devoted all his life to cultivating Boris’ talent while obsessively documenting the process. The photo albums tell the father’s story as much as that of the son, revealing a simple truth about a man living his own dreams through his son under the Soviet regime. Can any child, given fine Soviet education, become a genius? And is becoming a genius worth the price?

Boris Gelfand played against Viswanathan Anand, an Indian chess Grandmaster and
former World Chess Champion, in the World Chess Championship 2012.

Best Director of Documentary Film Award, Jerusalem International Film Festival, July 2012

 Beldocs International Film Festival 2014
 Toronto Jewish Film Festival 2014
 Washington Jewish Film Festival, March 2014
 Jerusalem International Film Festival, July 2013
 13st Milano International FICTS Festival – Special Award 2013 nomeenee

Original Language: Russian, Hebrew and English
Subtitles: English