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.
RESSACA – VERTIGE DE LA CHUTE (Brazil, France 2018, Rimbaux Vincent, Patrizia Landi, DOK.international). Rio de Janeiro’s Teatro Municipal is the jewel of the nation’s opera scene but it is on the brink of collapse: the state is bankrupt and can no longer pay the employees’ salaries. The workers resist with all their might and try to save the theatre. An impressive call to arms in black and white.
WENN WIR ERST TANZEN – ONCE WE ARE DANCING (Germany 2018, Dirk Heth, Olaf Winkler, Dirk Lienig, DOK.deutsch). The town of Hoyerswerda is emblematic of the demise of the GDR. Everything that this town represented was swallowed up by the fall of communism. The people were left without any market worth. A citizens’ dance project helps them to live with the shame. A sensually choreographed, empathetic film.
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.
DRAW A LINE – RICHARD SIEGAL AND THE BALLET OF DIFFERENCE (Germany, Nigeria 2019, Benedict Mirow, Münchner Premieren). Dancer and choreographer, Richard Siegal, transcends boundaries with his Munich and Cologne-based ensemble, “BoD” (Ballet of Difference), inspiring the international dance scene. DRAW A LINE shows the company at work: an invigorating experience!
SOUS LE DONJON DE MANU LE MALIN (France 2017, Mario Raulin, DOK.special). Distorted bass drums, blaring speakers, crowds in ecstasy. Watching the exceptional artist Manu Le Malin at work, you can sense the power and the redemptive appeal of music. An auditory experience that tells the story of the French hardcore.
THE UNDERGROUND ORCHESTRA (Netherlands 1997, Heddy Honigmann, Retrospektive). The musicians dreamt of a better tomorrow. Today they live in Paris, in modest circumstances and often illegally. When they play in markets, on the streets and in the metro, their lost homelands can be heard - and a picture of a cosmopolitan Paris unfolds.