The film programme of DOK.fest München. At the cinema. At home.
3 to 14 May 2023 at the Munich venues
8 to 21 May 2023 @home
As always, DOK.fest München opens the view out to the world: with 130 of the best and most current international documentaries from 55 countries. Our goal is the greatest possible participation in our films, which is why we bring them to the big screen in Munich cinemas as well as to home screens throughout Germany: DOK.fest stays dual.
THE CIRCUS DYNASTY – Cirkusdynastiet (Denmark 2014, Anders Riis-Hansen, DOK.international Main Competition). 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 Main Competition). 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.