Jonas and the Backyard Circus

  • 10 10
  • 2015
  • 81min
Jonas and the Backyard Circus
  • Portuguese
  • English, Spanish, French

13-year-old Jonas tries to recreate the traveling circus life where he grew up in the backyard of his new house in a violent neighborhood in Brazil.

Jonas and the Backyard Circus
  • Portuguese
  • English, Spanish, French
Awards

AWARDS: Prix du Public Documentaire La Dépêche du Midi - Cinélatino

OFFICIAL SELECTIONS: IDFA/ E Tudo Verdade / Itãs All True/ Cinelatino Rencontres de Toulouse/ Doxa Documentary Film Festival/ DocsBarcelona/ DocMontevideo/ Guth Gafa International Documentary Film Festival/ MakeDox Creative Documentary Film Festival/ Doc Montevideo

Jonas And The Backyard Circus. The adventure of growing up

Jonas is 13 years old and his life's dream is to maintain the circus that he created in his backyard. 

After being raised in a traveling circus, Jonas wants to keep this world alive now that his family has settled in a violent working-class neighborhood.

While he faces this challenge, he will live the adventure of growing up.

Paula Gomes
Paula Gomes Director

Production Companies

Plano 3 Filmes