Wuqiao Circus

(orig. Wuqiao Circus)

  • Wuqiao Circus

German PremierePortugal, Germany, Austria 2020Language:Mandarin ChineseSubtitles:EnglishDirector:Lukas BergerCinematographer:Lukas BergerEditor:Mário Gajo de Carvalho, Lukas BergerSound:Lukas Berger, Mário Gajo de Carvalho, Sebastian NeubauerProducer:Mário Gajo de Carvalho, Lukas BergerProduction Company:Filmes do GajoDistributor:Filmes do Gajo14 min, Colour

With steady camera work, the documentary film gives insight into the small circus town of Wuqiao in China during the holidays of Chinese New Year. At the same time, it captures the daily routine of the performers backstage.

Director's Biography:Lukas Berger, born 1989 in Linz, studied photojournalism and documentary photography in Hanover and now does his DocNomads master’s degree in documentary filmmaking. Following his first photo book “Circus” (2014), he continues to portrait circuses worldwide.