THE FILM PROGRAMME OF DOK.fest MÜNCHEN @HOME
DOK.fest München 2021 @home came to a close on 23 May. 131 films from 43 countries were shown.
Here you can find an overview of all the films. The programme booklet can be viewed here.
WILD PLANTS (Germany, Switzerland 2016, Nicolas Humbert, DOK.international). 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). 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). “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). 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.