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Directed by: Cacá Diegues

Script: Cacá Diegues e George Moura

Production:  Luz Mágica

Associated Production: FM Produções

Coproduction: Fado Filmes| Milonga Production and Globo Filmes

Cast: Jesuíta Barbosa, Bruna Linzmeyer, Rafael Lozano, Catherine Mouchet, Antônio Fagundes, Vincent Cassel, Carina Provenzzano, Juliano Cazarré, Flora Diegues, Luiza Mariani.

Brazil | Portugal | France
Feature film | Fiction 
94 min.

"The Great Mystic Circus" was selected for the following festivals:

- 34th Guadalajara International Film Festival 2019 (Mexico): Participating in the Mexican Première.
- 22nd Edition of Malaga Spanish Film Festival 2019 (Spain): Competing for the prize of the event with 13 other Spanish movies and nine Ibero-American films.

- VI Premios Platino Edition 2019 (Mexico): nominee in two categories, best soundtrack (by Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo) and best art direction (Artur Pinheiro). Link:


'Inspired by Jorge de Lima's poem and soundtrack composed by Chico Buarque and Edu Lobo, “O Grande Circo Místico” was shot in Portugal in early 2015. "

The film tells the story of 5 generations of the same circus family. . From the inauguration of the Great Mystic Circus in 1910 to the present day, we will accompany, through Celavi (Jesuíta Barbosa the master of ceremonies that never grows old, the adventures and loves of the Knieps, from the apogee to the decay, till the surprising finale in a film in which reality and fantasy meet in a mystical universe. '

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