Megacities by Glawogger, Michael
At the Sundance Festival in the United States, Megacities evoked puzzlement and discussion. Many in the audience wondered how the producer raised money for a film that shows life at its most wretched without taking a moral position or providing commentary. Typically European.
Shankar, the Indian Bioscope Man; Modesto, the Mexican chicken feet vendor; Baba Khan, the Indian paint recycler; Nestor, the Mexican trash scavenger; Oleg, Borya, Kolya and Misha, the Russian Street kids; Cassandra, the Mexican erotic performer; Larissa, the crane operator; and Toni, the American hustler. Day in, day out , they struggle for survival with ingenuity, intelligence and dignity. And all dream of a better life.