Synopsis

Circus culture is a space of diversity, cooperation and integration. A magical space with real people. "Circus Movements" was shot with circus kids from Ethiopia - Liya and Beza, doing the hula hoop; Habtamnesh, doing the aerial hoop; and the Beniyam, only 5 years old, performing acrobatics. Collectively, they are great circus artists performing in the magnificent landscapes of Ethiopia.

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.

 

Bio-filmography of the co-director

Mário Gajo de Carvalho has 4 university diplomas in Arts and Cinema. His first short is "The Millionaires", which premiered and awarded at IndieLisboa 2011. He directed the short "The Boy and the Owl" which had the premiere at the 29th CineMagic in UK and co-directed "Circus Movements" in 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

In order of appearance:

(Artists from Circus Debere Berhan)

Liya Awrares

Beza Abebe

Habtamnesh Bahailo

Dawit Berihan

Beniyam Bahailo

Alamseged Kefyalew

Fakrata Segaye

Marshet W/Agegnw

Abonesh Yelma

Zakarias Kefyalew

Woreku Bekele

Yegle Beleta

Crew

Director:

Lukas Berger

Co-director:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Circus creative director:

Teklu Ashagir

Cinematography:

Lukas Berger

Direct sound:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger

Costumes:

Trngo Behailo

Editors:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger

Sound design:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Music:

Toumani Diabate

Tim Hecker

Akale Wube

Tefayé Abbèbè

Ayaléw Abbèbè

Girma Bèyènè

Producers:

Mário Gajo de Carvalho

Lukas Berger

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