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Cirkus Syd Cinema

Spring 2021

A fine and diverse selection of circus film

Produced by Mie Jakobsen and in collaboration wtih Circus Talk

With a diverse programme of motivational and honest films of artisitc quality circulation around the many aspects and understandings of circus in the past, present and future. The diversity is within language, purpose, genre, length and emotion

The spring programme 2021 has ended, but it's still possible to watch the artist talks and read about each screening below.

Artist Talks

Both En Equilibré and HYLKY was accompagnied by artist talks

27-28th of February

En Equiilibre

Director/Antares Bassis & Pascal Auffray

Amid sweat and dust, Kati and Victor have crisscrossed France and Europe for 15 years, performing with the Aital circus. She is an acrobat, and he is her catcher. Despite the pressure of living and working together, Kati and Victor remain steadfast partners in work and in life, for the better or worse. Whatever their mood : the show must go on! Until their bond is tested with the arrival of a child that throws them off balance.

Length/52 min.

Language/French with English subs

20-21th of March


Director/Pirjo Yli-Maunula

HYLKY is Finnish for shipwreck, an immersive, site-specific and multidisciplinary production by Flow Productions poses a fundamental question to its audience: What carries us forward as individuals and communities? A shipwreck takes us to questions of survival, reconsideration of values and hope. A disaster forces us to make new choices and re-examine our values. What do we base our hope on? What is the better tomorrow that we dream of?

Length/142 min.

Language/Finnish with English subs

24-25th of April

The Circus Director

Director/Helgi Felixson & Tilde Björfors

The Circus Director is a film about Til­de Björ­fors the director of a circus who faced her fears and threw herself into the unknown. She brought contemporary circus to Sweden twenty years ago and has since built up one of the world’s most successful contemporary circus companies.

Length/75 min.
Language/Swedish and English with English subs

This project is produced by Cirkus Syd and supported by ticket sales, the City of Lund in collaboration with Circus Talk

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