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 worked on photography and film projects in Ethiopia, Pakistan, Uzbekistan, Burkina Faso, Russia and many European countries. His first film "Circus Debere Berhan" (2015) had the world premiere in 20th Milano Film Festival and was screened at more than 30 film festivals, winning 2 international awards. He directed "Circus Movements" (2019) that premiered at the 57th Ann Arbor Film Festival in USA and was selected for the 68th Melbourne Film Festival, 16th Vienna Shorts and 23rd PÖFF Shorts.

Cast

Artists

Beza

Abonesh

Ashenaf

Dawit

Habtamnesh

Hiwot

Jermal

Nebiyat

Yisak

Yosef

Zekarias

Crew

Director:

Lukas Berger

With collaboration:
Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Teklu Ashagir
Producers:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger
Cinematography:

Lukas Berger

Sound:

Abush Baryew
Editors:

Lukas Berger

Mário Gajo de Carvalho Pedro Florêncio

Sound design:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Pedro Florêncio