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Ein Clown, Ein Leben
A Clown, A Life
A documentary feature focusing on the life of circus manager Bernhard Paul and his famous circus Roncalli.
|Language spoken:||German, Spanish, English, French|
|Writer(s):||Harald Aue, Thomas Christian Eichtinger|
|Producer:||Thomas Christian Eichtinger|
May 5, 2021Munich (DOK.fest)
World premiere of A CLOWN, A LIFE at DOK.fest Munich
Harald Aue’s portrait of Bernhard Paul and his Circus Roncalli, is also a homage to the poetic art of clowning. A CLOWN, A LIFE has its world premiere in the DOK.panorama section of the 2021 DOKfest Munich online edition (May 5 to 23). WOOD by Monika Lăzurean-Gorgan, Michaela Kirst, Ebba Sinzinger will be screening at DOK.focus Empowerment. See full list of Austrian (co-)productions at Munich.
«He is the person he wants to be.»
It isn’t so often that a person establishes a circus the size of Roncalli without having grown up in the milieu of artistes and acrobats. The personal union of Zippo the Clown and Bernhard Paul the director has determined the identity of this circus for decades: an arena which provides a very special stage for the artistry of the clown, both serious and rib-tickling. In his documentary film A CLOWN, A LIFE Harald Aue focuses on Bernhard Paul both with and without the face of a clown: the circus-maker, the collector of old bric-a-brac, and the boy who always remained true to his childhood dreams.