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Direction: Eugenio Polgovsky
Writer: Eugenio Polgovsky
Cinematographer: Eugenio Polgovsky
Sound: No Problem Studio BA
Music: No Problem Studio BA
Production: Tecolote Films
A shaman’s mystical invocations to cure Mexico, a protest of furious electricians on hunger strike and an euphoric football crowd collide in the Zocalo, the country’s central square and site of the ancient Aztec ceremonial temple. Mitote (Nahuatl for chaos or celebration) turns the square into a battlefield, epicentre of a symbolic earthquake, in which alienating advertising rituals, national commemorations and the remains of the pre-hispanic cultures reveal the face of an enraged country.
Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra (Mexico, DF, 1977)
Director, editor and cinematographer. He began his self-taught career with the 35mm portrayal of everyday life of marginalised people in diverse trips around Mexico and the world. He later studied at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematográfica de la Cd. in Mexico. In 2004, he made Trópico de Cáncer, a naturalistic portrayal of the fight for survival of the inhabitants of the San Luis Potosí desert. In 2007, he founded the Tecolote Films production company in Mexico and produced Los Herederos, in conjunction with the Hubert Bals Fund and Visions Sud Est, which was filmed in diverse rural regions of Mexico over 3 years, portraying rural Mexican children.