The Great Mystical Circus

The Great Mystical Circus is a 2018 Brazilian romantic drama film directed and written by Cacá Diegues, his first film in 12 years. It premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.


The story of five generations of the same circus family, from the grand opening of the Great Mystical Circus in 1910 to the present day. Celavi, the master of ceremonies that never ages, shows the adventures and loves of the Knieps, from heyday to decadence.