The Last Circus Princess selected for Tempo competition

January 16, 2020

The Last Circus Princess by Åsa Sjöström is selected for the main Documentary Award competition at the Tempo festival in Stockholm. The film is one of eleven films selected for the competition at the largest Swedish documentary film festival.



This selection for the Tempo Documentary Award competition is the second major documentary competition selection for The Last Circus Princess, following the selection to the Nordic Documentary Competition announced earlier this year.

In The Last Circus Princess, Simona is a young woman fighting against all odds. For her entire life she 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. A couple of years back they were three generations traveling with the circus. Now they are two. Will Simona be the last?

The Last Circus Princess is directed by Åsa Sjöström. She is a documentary photographer based in Malmö, Sweden. Among others, her photos have been awarded twice by World Press Photo and several times as Swedish Photo of the Year. Åsa has also been awarded a number of national and international scholarships. The Last Circus Prinsess is Åsa Sjöströms debut as a documentary film director. She is currently developing a number of new documentary film projects.

Here you can read more about The Last Circus Princess.


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