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.
LÁZARO AND THE SHARK. CUBA UNDER THE SURFACE (Cuba, United States 2022, William Sabourin O'Reilly). Singing, conga, hip swinging. During carnival, people celebrate their contradictory homeland of Cuba.
LE SPECTRE DE BOKO HARAM (Cameroon, France 2023, Cyrielle Raingou). Volleys of gunfire in the distance: the threat of the terrorist militia Boko Haram is omnipresent in North Cameroon.
TANJA – TAGEBUCH EINER GUERILLERA – TANJA – UP IN ARMS (Germany 2023, Marcel Mettelsiefen). From university student to guerrilla fighter: a compelling portrait of the ex-FARC member, Tanja Nijmeijer.
VAI CAVALO (Brazil, France 2022, Harold Grenouilleau). Riding doped racehorses, 12 year old Dirlinho and his cousin compete on dusty tracks – risking their lives in the process.
The Student Award of DOK.fest München presents outstanding documentary films by students of German-speaking film schools. The films are nominated for the megaherz Student Award, worth 3,000 Euros.
ALL ROADS LEAD TO MORE (Germany 2022, Afraa Batous). Four young Syrian women travelling across Europe. A refugee story? No, a road trip!
AMA OSA (Italy 2022, Marija Stefānija Linuža). Nao is a web-cam girl. Nao is an artist. Who really defines who is what? A short film.
BORDER CONVERSATIONS (Germany 2022, Jonathan Brunner). How to fight against nothingness? A film from the no-man's land on the EU eastern border.
CHAGRIN VALLEY – Closing Film (Switzerland 2023, Nathalie Berger). For the inhabitants, it is a picturesque island devoid of memory – for the care staff, it is hard work.
DAS EINHORN MIT DER SCHNEEHOSE RANNTE PLÖTZLICH LOS – THE UNICORN IN SNOWPANTS SUDDENLY RAN OFF (Germany 2022, Philipp Schaeffer). I can’t bring my cuddly toy to school? Three blind kids have questions and all the answers.
DEDALO (Italy 2022, Chiara Capo). Caught between their dreams and a harsh reality, Francesco, Luca and Raffaele are adrift.
DREI FRAUEN – THREE WOMEN (Germany 2022, Maksym Melnyk). A film about a “cold place” in the Carpathians, home, joie de vivre and three indefatigable women.
GOOD LIFE DEAL (Austria 2022, Samira Ghahremani). Finding your home is a life’s quest. Gerhard from Vienna has it all sorted out. Really...?
ICH FÜHL' DEINE STILLE – I FEEL YOUR SILENCE (Germany 2023, Laura Heinig). A daughter, a mother and a grandmother. A dialogue about loss and the unspeakable.
LIMINAL SPACE: DIVING WITHIN (Germany 2022, Anahita Safarnejad Choobary). "I must free the pain from the darkness." A cinematic poem for a father.