Year2012 Duration53 min. DirectorEugenio Polgovsky WriterEugenio Polgovsky PhotographyEugenio Polgovsky SoundNo Problem Studio BA MusicNo Problem Studio BA Production Tecolote Films



  • 2012 Festival Int. de Cine de Morelia, México, Mención Especial
  • 2012 Festival Int. de Cine de Roma, Italia, Cinemma XXI
  • 2012 Festival de Nuevo Cine Latinoamericano de La Habana, Cuba

Spanish premiere

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

Eugenio Polgovsky Ezcurra (Mexico, DF, 1977)

Eugenio Polgovsky EzcurraDirector, 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.


  • Los Herederos (2008)
  • Trópico de Cáncer (2004)
  • El color de su sombra (2003)
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Gobierno de Navarra
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Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes Audiovisuales Acción Cultural Española Plan de Recuperación, Transformación y Resiliencia Financiado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU

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