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Premiere, tribute to Eugenio Polgovsky

Malintzin 17

Mara Polgovsky, Eugenio Polgovsky
2022 Mexico 64 min
Fri 11
March
21h00
Centre Pompidou - Petite salle
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The pigeon is probably fake, says the five-year-old daughter of Eugenio Polgovsky. Perhaps it’s a robot. Why else would a pigeon sit so still on that nest? For seven days and nights, Polgovsky filmed the bird from his second floor apartment. Together with daughter Mile, he watches life go by.

Polgovsky’s sister, Mara, found this material after Eugenio died suddenly, aged 40. She carefully edited it into a film, that is both his and hers. A philosophical, observational documentary that ponders the way nature is forced to adapt to the ever expanding human infrastructure.

Mara Polgovsky, Eugenio Polgovsky

Eugenio Polgovsky (1977, Mexico – 2017, UK) studied film, photography and directing at the CCC in Mexico. He worked as director and cinematographer. His first feature-length documentary, Tropico de cancer (2004), won several awards, including the Joris Ivens Award at Cinéma du réel. In 2007, he founded production company Tecolote Films. In 2015, he became the first filmmaker ever to be named Fellow in the Creative Arts at Trinity College, Cambridge. He released his final film, Resurrección, in 2016. As Eugenio’s sister and closest collaborator, Mara Polgovsky has taken over at Tecolote Films to distribute Eugenio’s work and complete his unfinished projects. Mara Polgovsky completed Malintzin 17as  co-director.

Fri 11
March
21h00
Centre Pompidou - Petite salle
Book
Production :
Tecolote Films, Piano
Cinematography, sound :
Eugenio Polgovsky
Editing :
Pedro González-Rubio, Mara Polgovsky