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.
WILD PLANTS (Germany, Switzerland 2016, Nicolas Humbert, DOK.international Main Competition). The camera captures faces and hands that dig in the dirt. Crickets chirp, birds sing and grasses rustle in the wind. In vast landscapes and miniscule details, the urban gardening trend is revealed to be a synesthetic, spiritual and holistic experience.
HOLZ ERDE FLEISCH (Austria 2016, Sigmund Steiner, DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb). The director, himself a farmer’s son, tells a story closely connected with his own, of generational conflict and agriculture’s demise. Portraits of three fathers who find deep fulfilment in their work and three sons who are turning their back on their family inheritance in pursuit of their own happiness.
HOMO SAPIENS (Austria 2016, Nikolaus Geyrhalter, DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb). What would a world without people look like? The wind whistles through derelict abbatoirs, shopping centres lie idle and very gently the snow covers the concrete. HOMO SAPIENS is a documentary journey into this world.
DIE REISE DER PINGUINE – LA MARCHE DE L'EMPEREUR (France 2005, Luc Jacquet, DOK.special). Jacquet’s classic is more than just a natural history film. Its portrayal of the arduous and sacrificial journey that the penguins take through the eternal ice is a drama of biblical proportions. A controversial Oscar winner.
RACING EXTINCTION – DAS ENDE DER ARTENVIELFALT (China, Indonesia, Mexico, United Kingdom, United States 2015, Louie Psihoyos, DOK.special). “We are all part of the problem – and part of the solution!” Louie Psihoyos’ courageous eco-thriller about the end of biodiversity is a wake up call. With high-tech equipment and images that are as beautiful as they are shocking: it is never too late to hit the reset button!