Diagonale
Festival of Austrian Film
March 21–26, 2023, Graz

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Friday, 08.04.
14:30, KIZ Royal 2

Mister Universo

Feature Film, AT/IT 2016, 90 min, OmdU

In their third feature film, Mister Universo, Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel accompany the superstitious, supposedly ill-fated lion trainer Tairo, whom we have already met as a fourteen-year-old in La Pivellina, on his search for lost luck. The directing duo casts a jovially-melancholic glance at the vanishing world of the circus between fiction and documentary. At Diagonale’17, Tizza Covi was awarded the Thomas Pluch Spezialpreis der Jury for the screenplay. 

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