Wednesday, 30 April 2014


Michael Glawogger, the celebrated Austrian director of such acclaimed films as Workingman's Death, Slumming and Whores' Glory, died a week ago today (the 23rd of April) at age 53. In planning for his next feature, Glawogger caught malaria in Liberia, and passed away due to the consequences. His globe-spanning films often focused on working people in difficult circumstances; many of his most popular works were documentaries, including his breakthrough 1998 film, Megacities. Never married nor a father, he was actually made godfather to the child of one of the dancers he filmed for Whores' Glory. He will be much missed by cineastes the world over.