Michael Glawogger (1959 - 2014)

Director, writer and cinematographer. Covering and crossing all genres. World-acclaimed for his essayist documentaries Megacities (2004), Workingman's Death (2009) and Whores' Glory (2011) in which he portrayed a world of troubled beauty.

Renowned for his quirky comedies Nacktschnecken/Slugs (2004) and Contact High (2009), for the drama Slumming (2005) and the literary adaptation Das Vaterspiel/Kill Daddy Good Night (2009). He loved to move back and forth between cinematic forms, between filmmaking, photography and writing - between gentler and more forceful tones.

Michael Glawogger died while shooting in Liberia for his film Untitled, for which he had set out on a one year journey to "give a view of the world that can only emerge by not pursuing any particular theme, by refraining from passing judgment, proceeding without aim. Drifting with no direction except one’s own curiosity and intuition.” (Michael Glawogger)