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.
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!
Guy Maddin, 2007, Canada
Abbas Kiarostami,Mania Akbari, 2002, Iran
Alain Resnais, 1956, France
Dziga Vertov, 1929, Soviet Union
Chris Marker, 1983, France
Jia Zhangke, 2008, China
Robert J. Flaherty, 1922, United States
Louis Malle, 1985, United States
Stephen Kijak, 2006, United Kingdom
Steven Sebring, 2008, United States