The Film Programme of DOK.fest München. At the cinema. At home.
The 37th DOK.fest München came to an end on 22 May 2022, the first time it was shown in dual form:
04 to 15 May 2022 at the Munich venues
09 to 22 May 2022 @home
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WILD PLANTS (Germany, Switzerland 2016, Nicolas Humbert, DOK.international 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.
YES NO MAYBE (Switzerland 2015, Kaspar Kasics, DOK.international Competition). What is love? And how do you find it? Kaspar Kasics follows two couples, seeks out a sociological perspective and little by little discovers the most beautiful feeling in the world.
ZEN FOR NOTHING (Germany, Switzerland 2016, Werner Penzel, DOK.international Competition). “Zen is absolutely no use.” In search of bliss, people from around the world take refuge in the secluded Antaiji zen monastery in western Japan and try to find themselves. There they can expect hard physical labour, sitting for hours and struggling with their own thoughts. Unsentimental and revealing – a film meditation.
VOM LIEBEN UND STERBEN (Germany 2016, Katrin Nemec, DOK.deutsch Wettbewerb). After a life-changing accident, Robert Wolf’s ever-loving wife plans their future together, while the guitarist from Quadro Nuevo, who is paralysed from the neck down, takes the decision to end his life. An unashamed and disturbing insight into an emotional struggle.
CHRIST LIVES IN SIBERIA (Wallis and Futuna 2015, Arbo Tammiksaar, Jaak Kilmi, DOK.panorama). Timber houses and lush fir trees, children in blissful delirium in the Siberian taiga. Captivatingly beautiful images reveal a paradise on earth – that is if it weren’t for the paens to a self-styled Jesus and a father who is trying to save his offspring from being brainwashed.