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“A true symphony of a metropolis.” (Jonathan Rosenbaum)
"Cinema is like a train in motion. Every decent movie is a window showing a new landscape. Seen as a metaphor, this includes all movies - from the Lumiere brothers first films to Michael Glawogger’s masterpieces. MEGACITIES is twelve stories of survival, twelve landscapes seen through the window of a train.” (Alexander Horwath, "Die Zeit”)
Original Title: Megacities
Language versions: German
Country: Austria, Switzerland
Director: Michael Glawogger
Screenplay: Michael Glawogger
Cinematography: Wolfgang Thaler
Editing: Andrea Wagner
Sound: Ekkehart Baumung
Sound Mix: Torsten Heinemann, Hans P. Künzi, Sound Design Studio
Music: Remo Fernandes, Camilo Sesto, Rafael Pérez Botija, Los Tigres del Norte, Klangforum Wien
Festivals: Locarno Film Festival; Toronto International Film Festival; Karlovy Vary Film Festival; Jihlava Film Festival; Planete+ Doc Film Festival; Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
Awards: Viennale: City of Vienna Award; Romy Gala: Best Cinematography; San Francisco Film Festival: Golden Spire Award; Sao Paulo International Film Festival: International Jury Award; Vancouver International Film Festival: Best Documentary
Age Recommendation: 16
Supported by: ÖFI – Österreichisches Filminstitut, ORF, Schweizer Kulturministerium, Eurimages, Teleclub AG
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