The Film Programme of DOK.fest München. At the cinema. At home.
For the first time, DOK.fest München 2022 is taking place in a dual format:
04 to 15 May 2022 at the Munich venues
09 to 22 May 2022 @home
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THE CIRCUS DYNASTY – Cirkusdynastiet (Denmark 2014, Anders Riis-Hansen, DOK.international). Roll up, roll up for a tale of the circus! Merrylu Casselly and Patrick Berdino were a dream couple on stage and behind the scenes. Descended from two of the most famous circus families, they were the promise of a golden future. But does this love story have a happy ending? Atmospheric and highly emotional cinema!
THE QUEEN OF SILENCE (Germany, Poland 2014, Agnieszka Zwiefka, DOK.international). Denisa is partially deaf and battles her way through the tough everyday life in a Roma community somewhere in Poland. The ten-year-old has never learned to talk, yet she loves to dance and to create her own colourful and bright musical world.
THE NEED TO DANCE – DE NOOD AAN DANSEN (Netherlands 2014, Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster, DOK.panorama). How is contemporary dance theatre created? We look over the shoulder of the choregrapher, Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui, as he goes about his intensive work.
FASSBINDER (Germany 2015, Annekatrin Hendel, DOK.special). Like no other, the name Fassbinder is synonymous with the New German Cinema of the 1970s. Who was the man whose films and theatre plays polarise opinion to this day? This documentary gained access to previously unseen material from the archive of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation.
ULRICH SEIDL UND DIE BÖSEN BUBEN – ULRICH SEIDL – A DIRECTOR AT WORK (Austria, Germany, Switzerland 2014, Constantin Wulff, DOK.special). The enfant terrible of Austrian cinema at work. Ulrich Seidl’s film and theatre pieces brazenly challenge taboos, gaze into the abyss and yet fascinate audiences worldwide. With a discreet approach, this portrait of Ulrich Seidl as a man and a director is a must see for fans and critics alike.
DANCING WITH STYLE (Netherlands 2013, Xander de Boer, DOK.education). Eugene ist ein seltener Name in Holland und Eugenes Hobby kommt seinen Klassenkameraden auch sehr merkwürdig vor: BallroomDancing. Der Dokumentarfilm gewährt uns Einblick in das Leben des 14-jährigen Jungen, der seit seinem sechsten Lebensjahr professionell tanzt, und nimmt uns mit auf eine stilvolle Reise aus der Mobbingspirale.