Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
June 8–13, 2021, Graz

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Megacities
Documentary Film, AT 1998, Farbe, 90 min., OmeU
Diagonale 2020

Director, Script: Michael Glawogger
Camera: Wolfgang Thaler
Editor: Andrea Wagner
Location Sound: Ekkehart Baumung
Producers: Erich Lackner, Rolf Schmid
Production: Lotus-Film

 

With boundless curiosity and energy, Glawogger’s film Megacities interweaves “12 stories of survival” from the world’s biggest metropolises— Mumbai and Mexico City, Moscow and New York—, creating an overwhelming sensual experience that includes the transgression of boundaries between fiction and non-fiction: Megacities is also mega-cinema. Sasha Pirker’s minimalist short presents a counterpoint to Glawogger’s maximalism: an everyday picture before the catastrophe.