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.
SOMETHING BETTER TO COME (Denmark, Poland 2014, Hanna Polak, DOK.international Main Competition). A totally normal life, like most people take for granted, is a long way away for Yula. She lives in Europe’s biggest landfill site, a few kilometres from Moscow. The only thing left for her is hope for a better future. Far from social romanticism and without dwelling on misery, in poetic images the film tells a present-day fairytale of humanity in an inhumane world.
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.
EL HOGAR AL REVÉS – UPSIDE DOWN HOME (Mexico 2014, Itzel Martínez del Cañizo, DOK.horizonte Competition – Cinema of Urgency). Over the course of a year, the filmmaker followed a group of young people in a modern working-class housing estate in Tijuana. The parents are absent; they work day and night to pay their debts. The children’s loneliness is the price they pay for the dream of having their own home.