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O Grande Circo Mistico

The Great Mystical Circus

Project information

Talent Samira Asgarova
Role of participant Distributor
Director Carlos Diegues
Producer Luís Galvão Teles Renata Almeida Magalhães
Screenwriter Carlos Diegues, George Moura
Status finished

Production details

Running time 105 min
Genre Drama
Year of production 2018
Countries of Production Brazil , France , Portugal
Production Company
Fado Filmes, Milonga Productions, Globo Filmes (BR), Luz Mágica Produções (BR)

still / picture for O Grande Circo Mistico


Inspired by the poem by Jorge de Lima, the film tells the story of 5 generations of the same family-owned circus. From the inauguration of The Great Mystical Circus in 1910 up to present day, Celaví, the master of ceremonies who never grows old, will tell the adventures and loves of the Knieps family, from their prime through to their decadency, up until the surprise ending. A film in which reality and fantasy come together in a mystical universe.

Participation in international festivals / awards

Cannes International Film Festival 2018 - Special Screening