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.
DOK.international Main Competition
Slices of life, insights and perspectives: The films of the International Competition open doors to new worlds for us. They compete for the VIKTOR DOK.international Main Competition, which is endowed with 10,000 euros. The prize sponsor is Bayerischer Rundfunk.
1970 (Poland 2021, Tomasz Wolski). 8 days of state terror in communist Poland in 1970 – a drama with puppets and telephone sets.
A HOUSE MADE OF SPLINTERS (Denmark, Finland, Sweden, Ukraine 2022, Simon Lereng Wilmont). A children’s home in eastern Ukraine – and the question of how moments of hope can arise amid suffering.
EINE FRAU (Germany 2021, Jeanine Meerapfel). “The experience of being uprooted has thousands of faces.” Malou. A woman’s fate.
FIRE OF LOVE (Canada, United States 2022, Sara Dosa). A scientist couple and the world’s volcanoes – a story of life and love.
FOUR JOURNEYS (Netherlands 2021, Louis Hothothot). Mother, father, child? The portrait of a Chinese family that defied the Revolution.
GREEN JAIL – MIDORI NO ROUGOKU (France, Japan, Taiwan 2021, Yin-yu Huang). Memories from the island of the dead: the last witness of Iriomote’s coal mines.
HOW TO SAVE A DEAD FRIEND (France, Germany, Norway, Sweden 2022, Marusya Syroechkovskaya). One thing is clear: Marusya loves Kimi, Kimi loves Marusya. But then there are the drugs.
KAPR CODE (Czech Republic, Slovakia 2022, Lucie Králová). How can you transform the dissonance of life into the harmony of being? – Jan Kapr.
NAWALNY (United States 2022, Daniel Roher). Nerve poison in the underwear – when the victim survives and confronts the assassin. A unique political thriller!
RENÉ: THE PRISONER OF FREEDOM (Czech Republic 2021, Helena Třeštíková). How can a person live in freedom after years in prison?
SOLDAT AHMET (Austria 2021, Jannis Lenz). Ahmet is strong and has everything under control. But how does he let go and show feelings?
TRENCHES (France 2021, Loup Bureau). A moving, atmospheric documentation of everyday life in the trenches of Donbas.