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.
CLOSE TO VERMEER – DICHT BIJ VERMEER (Netherlands 2023, Suzanne Raes). What makes a true Jan Vermeer? A close look at the artist.
DEIN LEBEN – MEIN LEBEN – YOUR STRUGGLE – MY STRUGGLE (Austria 2023, Marko Doringer). Hurray for the midlife crisis! A film about the meaning of life, the daily grind and immense happiness.
HEAVEN CAN WAIT – WIR LEBEN JETZT – HEAVEN CAN WAIT – WE LIVE NOW (Germany 2023, Sven Halfar). Heaven can wait. A choir of over-70s reinventing themselves again in old age.
KIM (Hungary 2022, Erika Kapronczai). Addicted to drugs and highly talented – a portrait of the extreme artist Kim Corbisier
LIGHT FALLS VERTICAL – ARA LA LLUM CAU VERTICAL (Germany, Italy, Netherlands, Spain 2022, Efthymia Zymvragaki). A barren island. A perpetrator’s intimate account. And an echo that reverberates for a long time.
LYNX MAN – LLVESKUISKAAJA (Finland 2022, Juha Suonpää). A Finnish recluse and his love of Lynxes. Dreamlike and beautifully staged.
MARGOT (Portugal 2022, Catarina Alves Costa). From music to anthropology and back again: discovering the travels of Margot Dias.
MY NAME IS ALFRED HITCHCOCK (United Kingdom 2022, Mark Cousins). “How did you do that Mr Hitchcock?” A new account of his work by the “Master of Suspense.”
MY PET AND ME (Netherlands 2022, Johan Kramer). Francis Bacon lies snorting under the table. Six stories of people and their pets.
PLASTIC FANTASTIC (Germany 2023, Isa Willinger). Plastic is designed to last for eternity. Only where should all the hazardous plastic waste go?
SCAB VENDOR (Brazil 2022, Mariana Thome, Lucas De Barros). Jonathan Shaw is a famous tattoo artist, illustrator and author – but, above all, he is a free spirit.
THE LAST SEAGULL (Bulgaria, Finland, Norway 2023, Tonislav Hristov). 40 years as an escort on Sunny Beach in Bulgaria – now Ivan wants to retire.
THE SUMMER OF '91 – POLETJE '91 (Slovenia 2022, Žiga Virc). Barricades, tanks, air strikes – ten days of war after Slovenia’s declaration of independence.
THOMAS SCHÜTTE, ICH BIN NICHT ALLEIN – THOMAS SCHUETTE, I AM NOT ALONE (Germany 2023, Corinna Belz). Art XXL: when it comes to Thomas Schütte’s larger than life sculptures, it’s the craft that counts.