Malintzin 17

Eugenio Polgovsky
Mara Polgovsky
Mexico
64
Spanish Premiere
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Synopsis

The talented Mexican documentary maker, Eugenio Polgovsky, died in 2017. Shortly before his death, he had filmed his 5-year-old daughter, Milena, while she was taking care of a bird that had nested by his apartment window. The filmmaker’s sister, Mara, found the material shortly after his tragic death and edited it, in what was an evident and heartfelt tribute to Eugenio’s vision. Malintzin 17 is a beautiful family testimony to the bond between a father with an insatiable curiosity and a girl sharing her child’s view of the world. In addition, it was filmed under conditions of confinement which were a premonition of what we have all had to live through recently. (SdB)

Spanish Premiere

Festivals

International Film Festival Rotterdam - Tiger Competition - 2022
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - Newcomers Competition - 2022
FICUNAM - International Competition - 2022
Cinema du Reel - Special Screenings - 2022
Visions du Reel - Official Selection - 2022

Director biography

Eugenio Polgovsky

Eugenio Polgovsky (1977-2017), filmmaker and photographer, was one of the most renowned innovators of Latin-American non-fiction cinema at the beginning of the 21st century. His films include Trópico de Cáncer (2004), Los herederos (2008) and Mitote (2012).

Mara Polgovsky

Mara Polgovsky is a Mexican-Argentinian writer and researcher who worked with her brother Eugenio in films including Trópico de Cáncer (2004) and Resurrección (2016). Malintzin 17 is her first film as co-director.

Finished

Sessions

May

Friday 27
18:00 h
CINETECA - Plató

Credits

Language
Spanish - Subtitles in english
Music
Diego Espinosa
Director
Eugenio Polgovsky, Mara Polgovsky
Screenplay
Mara Polgovsky
Cinematography
Eugenio Polgovsky
Editing
Pedro González-Rubio, Mara Polgovsky
Sound
Javier Umpierrez
Production
Mara Polgovsky, Julio Chavezmontes
Contact
produccion@somospiano.com