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.
BEST OF FESTS
Innovative cinema and intimate insights: The BEST OF FESTS series brings together films that have already been screened at other important festivals and celebrated or awarded prizes there.
27 STOREYS (Austria, Germany 2023, Bianca Gleissinger). Alterlaa: a somewhat out-dated concrete castle on the outskirts of Vienna.
APOLONIA, APOLONIA (Denmark 2022, Lea Glob). Paris, LA, Istanbul – a budding artist searches for her place in the art world.
ART TALENT SHOW – ZKOUSKA UMENI (Czech Republic 2022, Adela Komrzy). Laconic look at the challenge of judging artistic talent
BLUE ID (Turkey 2022, Burcu Melekoğlu, Vuslat Karan). Blue, pink, purple? Rüzgar fights for recognition and against transphobia in his home country.
COWBOY POETS (United Kingdom, United States 2022, Mike Day). A poetic documentary western gives an insight into the modern cowboy lifestyle in the American West.
DREAMING ARIZONA (Denmark, Estonia, Norway 2022, Jon Bang Carlsen). A school play about a small town in America: a journey into young people’s dreams (and nightmares)
DREI FRAUEN – EIN KRIEG – TRAINED TO SEE – THREE WOMEN AND THE WAR (Germany, Italy 2022, Luzia Schmid). Lee Miller, Martha Gellhorn and Margret Bourke-White: three female war reporters on the frontline.
EASTERN FRONT – SHIDNIY FRONT (Czech Republic, Latvia, Ukraine, United States 2023, Vitaly Mansky, Yevhen TITARENKO). Everyday horrors of war in East Ukraine: in the van with paramedics on the way to the frontline.
EIGENTLICH EIGENTLICH JANUAR – ACTUALLY ACTUALLY JANUARY (Germany 2022, Jan Peters). “Making good nonsense with pictures.” Finally it’s here, the new diary film by Jan Peters.
FLEDGLINGS – PISKLAKI (Poland 2022, Lidia Duda). Learning braille at boarding school – three children’s delicate bonds develop into deep friendships.
INNOCENCE (Denmark, Finland, Iceland, Israel 2022, Guy Davidi). Those who love their country, defend it. How young Israelis endure militarisation.
JOURNEY THROUGH OUR WORLD – REIS DOOR ONZE WERELD (Netherlands 2022, Petra Lataster-Czisch, Peter Lataster). Lockdown = boredom? Far from it! A backyard thriller about life in times of crisis.
KOKOMO CITY (United States 2023, D. Smith). Four black trans sex workers give deeply honest insights into their lives.
KRISTOS, THE LAST CHILD (France, Greece, Italy 2022, Giulia Amati). School or shepherding: What will Kristos, the last primary school child on the Island of Arki, choose?