The Last Circus Princess

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Director Åsa Sjöström Country Sweden Year 2020 Runtime 60 min Genre Documentary Language Swedish, English Subtitles English

Multiple award-winning Malmö photographer Åsa Sjöström makes her film debut with a heartful and close portrayal of three generations of women in the Skåne circus family Rhodin.

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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