Thursday, March 08, 2012


Austria, Switzerland | Itävalta, Sveitsi 1998
Documentary | 90 min | DCP | col.
Director: Michael Glawogger
Script: Michael Glawogger
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Sound: Ekkehart Baumung
Editing: Andrea Wagner
Production: Lotus Film/Erich Lackner, Fama/Rolf Schmid
2K DCP viewed at Tampere Film Festival, Plevna 2, 8 March 2012.

Festival programme note: "Bombay, Mexico City, Moscow, New York: seductive yet repellent monsters. The contradiction insinuates itself into the daily lives of those who populate these megacities. The film’s twelve chapters tell the tales of people struggling to survive with ingenuity, intelligence and dignity. And they all share a single fantasy: the dream of a better life. Megacities is a film about work, poverty, violence, love and sex. A film about the beauty of people."

Introduced by Michael Glawogger who told that Tampere is the first place where his globalization trilogy is being shown in its whole. Close to midnight I was too tired to honestly appreciate Glawogger's brutal view about life in the metropolis of today. I have to try to see the trilogy another time.

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