13-19 November 2017


Michael Glawogger

Megacities (Michael Glawogger)


Both fascinating and shocking at once, Megacities explores the contradictions the inhabitants of Mumbai, New York, Mexico City and Moscow have to live with day in, day out. The first film in Michael Glawogger's trilogy is a tale in 12 episodes about people at work across the globe as they struggle to survive through resourcefulness, humour and dignity. There is one hope they all share: the dream of a better life. A vivid urban anthropological film about human beauty.


  • Country Austria, Switzerland
  • Year 1998
  • Format Digital
  • Running time 90 min
  • Image Colour
  • Language English, Russian, Spanish, Hindi
  • Subtitles Catalan
  • Production company Lotus Film, Fama Film
  • Producer Erich Lackner, Rolf Schmid
  • Screenplay Michael Glawogger
  • Photography Wolfgang Thaler
  • Editor Andrea Wagner
  • Sound Ekkehart Baumung


Locarno International Film Festival Toronto Film Festival Festival de Cine de San Sebastian


Thursday 16, 18.30 h — Filmoteca de Catalunya