30.09. - 09.10.2021

Album 61 Israel 2013 | 70 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2014

Halil Efrat

Halil Efrat (1968) works as a film editor and documentary film-maker. His debut Souvenir won the Israeli film prize in 2006. Album 61 is his second long documentary.

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Documentary: Boris Gelfand has been waiting all his life for this moment: the Jewish chess pro from Byelorus takes on the Indian world champion Viswanathan Anand. From his early childhood onwards, Boris has been systematically groomed to be a future champion, with his late father dedicating his life to his son's chess training. Gelfand Senior documented his son's development in intricate diagrams and 60 photo albums. The showdown approaches: as the chess world and his mother look on, Boris and his opponent experience a dramatic battle for the best strategy and the strongest nerves. Album 61 is a vibrant chess thriller and perhaps the last chapter in a very special father-son relationship.
Original title: Album 61
Film type: Documentary Feature
Original language: English, Hebrew, Russian
Section: Caleidoscope
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Halil Efrat
Screenplay: Halil Efrat
Producer: Lee Yardeni &Aviram Buhris
Director of Photography: Vitali Karivich
Music: Lemez Lovas, Yaniv Fridel
Production Design:
Editor: Halil Efrat
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Go2Films
Production: MyTV
Contact: Hedva Goldschmidt, Go2Films:


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