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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Mara Polgovsky

Dr Mara POLGOVSKY (1983) is director, scriptwriter and editor of documentary films. She is also an art historian and cultural theorist of Latin America, and has taught at the University of Cambridge and Birkbeck University of London. She also curated a number of research-led exhibitions. Polgovsky studied script writing and worked as an editor and a director’s assistant on all of Eugenio Polgovsky’s films. As Eugenio’s sister and closest collaborator, she has taken over at Tecolote Films to distribute Eugenio’s work and complete his unfinished projects. She co-directed Malintzin 17 with Eugenio Polgovsky, the film was selected for IFFR’s 2022 Tiger Competition.


(selection) Malintzin 17 (2022, doc, co-dir)

Mara Polgovsky at IFFR

  • Los herederos

    For months, Polgovsky’s camera hovered hypnotically above the rough, inaccessible Mexican countryside. He wanted to share his fury and admiratio

    • Bright Future
  • Malintzin 17

    Poetic documentary about care and parenting shot by filmmaker Eugenio Polgovsky and posthumously made into a film by his sister Mara.

    • Tiger Competition
  • Malintzin 17

    Available on Festival Scope Pro from 26 January 9:00 CET to 14 February 9:00 CET

    • Tiger Competition