The Last Circus Princess

Simona is the seventh generation taking over the traditional family circus. Will she be the last circus princess?

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Simona is a young woman fighting against all odds. In The Last Circus Princess she transforms from a vulnerable and insecure teenager to a strong and independent woman, fighting for her own way of life. A journey full of complexity and confusion.

For her entire life Simona has been traveling with the family circus from town to town performing to an audience giving her admiration. But slowly the circus life is declining, and Simona will have to make a choice. Either she continues to carry the legacy of the circus by becoming the seventh generation of artists. Or she breaks the long family tradition and steps into an unknown life outside the circus.

The Last Circus Princess tells a story about a dying artform and a young girl, who knows nothing else than living and working in the circus. A couple of years back they were three generations traveling with the circus. Now they are two. Will Simona be the last?

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Here you can see the film at SVT Play.

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October, 2020: Osby Filmklubb, Sweden.

October, 2020: Bionalen, Kristianstad, Sweden. 

March, 2020: Tempo Documentary Competition, Tempo Documentary Festival, Stockholm, Sweden.

February 25, 2020: Doc Lounge screening, Malmö, Sweden. 

February 15, 2020: IFEMA Film Festival, Malmö, Sweden.
WINNER: Ifema Audience Award

February 6, 2020: By invitation only: Malmö Premiere in collaboration with Malmö Stad and Film i Skåne. 

January, 2020: World Premiere at Nordic Documentary Competition, Göteborg Film Festival, Sweden.



Director and DOP: Åsa Sjöström
Editor: Erik Bäfving
Produced by: Ove Rishøj Jensen, Auto Images, Sweden.
Co-Producers: Charlotte Madsen & Mats Lundblad, SVT & Lisa Nyed, Film i Skåne.
With support from: Klara Grunning, Swedish Film Institute & Film Malmö. 

Grading and Post Production: Rodrigo Gomez
Sound design: David Gülich
Graphic design: Patric Leo
Music: Bob Hund & Nina Persson
Technical coordinator & Editing assistant: Joakim Polling
Executive Producer: Magnus Gertten
Development Producer: Lennart Ström
Documentary. Running time: 58 minutes. 2020.