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.
LOS REYES (Chile, Germany 2018, Bettina Perut, Ivan Osnovikoff, DOK.panorama). They can be found here in all weathers in Los Reyes, the oldest skate park in Santiago de Chile, where youth hangs out. This is home to two stray dogs, Chola and Football. A portrait of a section of Chilean society from an unusual perspective.
ROCKABUL (Afghanistan, Australia, Denmark 2018, Travis Beard, DOK.panorama). Heavy metal in Kabul? "District Unknown" was the first and only heavy metal band in Afghanistan, its members - young protagonists of a new beginning, the music - a liberation blow. "The Rise and Fall of ..." quite different.
THE GRAND HOTEL BALLET – LES PETITS MAÎTRES DU GRAND HOTEL (France 2018, Jacques Deschamps, DOK.panorama). Learning the ropes in a traditional French hotel: laying tablecloths neatly (ironing helps!), cleaning rooms, serving, greeting guests. Stepping out of line is frowned upon but the young people start dancing and singing. A documentary musical.
O'PFLANZT IS – 6 JAHRE GEMEINSCHAFTSGARTEN (Germany 2019, Mickel Rentsch, Munich Premieres). A film about the life and the people of the “O’pflanzt is” community gardening project in Munich, which was forced to make way for a construction project at the start of 2018. A touching, personal story about a piece of nature in the city.
Kinderkino - PHIL UND DAS TRAURIGSEIN (Deutschland 2018, Marco Giacopuzzi, DOK.education). Where lies the line between sad and very sad, 11-year-old Phil is asked by his best friend. And Phil can give wonderfully reflected and clear answers - because he knows what he is talking about.
WARUM ICH HIER BIN – WHY I AM HERE (Deutschland 2018, Susanne Mi-Son Quester & Mieko Azuma, DOK.education). Five people tell us why they had to leave their homeland as children and what it was like for them to start anew in Germany.
ARRI AMIRA Award 2019: REDISCOVERY – GENOPDAGELSEN (Denmark 2019, Phie Ambo, DOK.focus humaNature). 47 young people spend ten weeks fending for themselves on an abandoned construction site. What sounds like an adventure holiday is an excursion into grassroots democracy. Here, rules are discussed, an economic system created and the question asked: what is learning?
BUTTERFLY (Italy 2018, Alessandro Cassigoli, Casey Kauffman, BEST OF FESTS). Irma Testa’s ultimate goal is Olympic gold. With her talent, the young Italian boxer has already come far – then, with one blow, she realises what she is missing out on. A striking coming of age story.