died today of malaria while filming on location in Liberia. He died far too young and early into his career, but he leaves us with a number of quality films exploring hazardous products of globalization, from slum living to prostitution.
It's difficult to mourn properly a filmmaker whose career had only yet begun, but Glawogger's untimely death should not overshadow the significance of his completed works. We have two of the director's films in our collection – Whores' Glory and Workingman's Death – and we highly recommend watching them.
It is unclear if Glawogger's final project will see the light of day, but we have no doubt that he leaves a body of work that will enter, as the chief of the Austrian Film Institute puts it, "the canon of world cinema."