Jonas and the Backyard Circus

Jonas e o Circo sem Lona

82 mins
8.8 / 10 (189)


Jonas is 13 and his dream is to maintain the circus that he created in his backyard. He was born in a travelling circus, but his family left the circus and settled down in a violent neighborhood. So Jonas created his own circus. Now, Jonas is growing up and encounters the challenges of adolescence.

MUBI's take

Shooting in the gleaming light of a local village, Brazilian first-time director Paula Gomes brilliantly captures the painful yet special feeling of leaving one’s childhood behind. This heartfelt coming-of-age indie shows us how teenage life can be a whole new adventure!

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