Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 24–29, 2020, Graz

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Mister Universo
Feature Film, AT/IT 2016, Farbe, 90 min., OmdU
Diagonale 2017

Director: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel
Script: Tizza Covi
Cast: Tairo Caroli, Wendy Weber, Arthur Robin, Lilly Robin
Camera: Rainer Fimmel
Editor: Tizza Covi
Location Sound: Tizza Covi
Music: Piero Mirigliano, Mirco Crippa
Sounddesign: Manuel Grandpierre
Producers: Rainer Frimmel
Production: Vento Film

 

In Mister Universo, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel enter the field of tension between a lion tamer and a former Mister Universe. They accompany the superstitious animal trainer Tairo, who is supposedly cursed with bad luck, in his search for missing happiness, which is determined by all sorts of rational and irrational powers. In the interstice between fiction and documentary, Covi and Frimmel cast a humorously melancholic gaze at a world in the process of disappearing. Distinctive cinema; a rarity.