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Eugenio Polgovsky
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Eugenio Polgovsky was born in Mexico City in 1977. In 1994 he won the world photography contest “Living together,” organized by UNESCO.

He studied directing and cinematography at the Centro de Capacitación Cinematografíca in Mexico City, graduated cum laude. His work as a director comprises short films and documentaries. He has also worked as cinematographer in documentaries and fiction films.

“Tropic of Cancer”, his first documentary, won several prizes around the world (Ariel for Best First documentary by the Mexican Academy of Cinematography, Joris Ivens Prize at Cinema du Réel, Best Documentary in Lebanon, Korea, Morelia, FICCO, among others). "Tropic of Cancer” also had a special screening at Cannes’ “Semaine de la critique” and was part of Frontier selection at Sundance.

In 2004 Polgovsky received Mexico’s National Youth Prize. His new documentary,"The Inheritors," produced with support of the Hubert Bals Fund and Visions Sud Est had its world premier at the 65th Venice Film Festival.

Director´s filmography:

  • The Colour of His Shadow (2003, short film, fiction, 12 min.)

  • Tropic of Cancer (2004, documentary, 52 min.)

  • The Inheritors (2008, 90 mins.)

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