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Mister Universo

Mister Universo

Mister Universo

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2016 / 90min / DCP

DIRECTOR: RAINER FRIMMEL AND TIZZA COVI

Covi and Frimmel use real carnival performers to play out this endearing fable from what’s perhaps the end of the circus era, in which Tairo, a sweet-but-surly young lion tamer with a ragtag outfit travelling the Italian provinces, goes into a panic after losing his bent-steel lucky charm, and sets out to find the man who bent it for him years ago—Arthur Robin, the first black Mister Universe. A lovely, loving dispatch from the tatty fringes of show biz. EFP Member: Austrian Films

New York Premiere
FIPRESCI Prize, Locarno International Film Festival

Mister Universo screens as part of True Stories: New Non-Fiction from Europe