Born in Graz, Austria, in 1959, Michael Glawogger is a traveling filmmaker. Not only does he literally journey around the world for his documentaries, he also moves back and forth between forms and genres, between photography and writing, between gentler and more forceful tones. He graduated from the San Francisco Art Institute and the Vienna Film Academy and has since worked as a director, writer, and cinematographer in Vienna, Bangkok, and Znojmo. He plans to shoot in Poland and Bangladesh in the near future.
In 2010, Mr. Glawogger had a master class at IDF's industry programme in Jihlava.
[Event description by the Museum of the Moving Image] - One of the most versatile and original talents in contemporary world cinema, the Austrian filmmaker Michael Glawogger has made an art of crossing boundaries, both geographic and formal. He spans diverse, far-flung locations within a single film, often dealing with ambiguous notions of home and foreignness, and moves back and forth between fiction and documentary, sometimes combining and subverting both modes. Glawogger’s career resists classification at every turn, but whether set on the margins of the developing world or in precincts of privilege, his surprising, beautifully photographed films are testaments to his own boundless curiosity and to the endless complexity of the human condition. This retrospective, his first in the United States, includes his widely acclaimed and much debated documentary trilogy on harsh working environments, as well as a selection of fiction features and experimental short films.
Thursday, April 19, 7:00 p.m.
Preview Screening & Live Event: Whores' Glory with Michael Glawogger in person
Saturday, April 21, 2:00 p.m.
Screening: Workingman's Death
Sunday, April 22, 2:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 22, 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 28, 3:00 p.m.
Screening: France, Here We Come!
Sunday, April 29, 3:00 p.m.
Screening: Contact High
Sunday, April 29, 5:30 p.m.
Screening: Kill Daddy Good Night
More details on the website of the Museum of the Moving Image.