Synopsis

There aren’t newsboys or posters announcing their arrival, just a road along which several characters, including a wading bird, come into the field. And so the Circus Debere Berhan begins its world tour, a series of shots in which the various troupes in the Ethiopian circus company perform their numbers, blending with the landscape and underscored by an enchanting musical accompaniment. This short film plays with the immediate and fixed nature of the shots, like a modern silent cinema.

 

Bio-filmography of the director

Lukas Berger is a photographer & director from Austria. He is currently living in Hannover, Germany and works on several photography and film projects. His travels brought him to countries like Burkina Faso, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Ethiopia, Turkey and other European countries. His first film "Circus Debere Berhan" had the world premiere in 20th Milano Film Festival.

Cast

Abeba, Beza, Abonesh, Ashenafi, Dawit, Habtamnesh, Hiwot, Jermal, Nebiyat, Yisak, Yosef, Zekarias

(artists)

Crew

Director:

Lukas Berger

With collaboration:
Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Teklu Ashagir
Producer:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger
Cinematography:

Lukas Berger

Sound:

Abush Baryew
Editor:

Lukas Berger

Pedro Florêncio

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Sound design:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Pedro Florêncio