Jonas and the Backyard Circus

  • Paula Gomes
  • Brazil
  • 2015
  • 80 min
  • World Premiere
  • IDFA Competition for First Appearance
Jonas has 13 and his dream is 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. Jonas never was adjusted to the new lifestyle, so he created his own circus. Now, Jonas is growing up and the adolescence imposes upon him with thousands of challenges. So, while Jonas’ circus goes crumbling he realizes his powerlessness, leading us to a journey where we’ll at least find a great question: What do we do with our dreams when we grow up?


  • 80 min
  • color
  • DCP
  • Spoken languages: Portuguese
  • Subtitles in: English, Spanish
Paula Gomes
Ernesto Molinero, Haroldo Borges for Plano 3 Filmes, Ernesto Molinero for Plano 3 Filmes
Executive producer
Marcos Bautista for Plano 3 Filmes
Haroldo Borges
Andrea Kleinman

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World Premiere
IDFA Competition for First Appearance

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