About the movie

Ten years ago Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel started exploring the circus’ universe, and through it they became poets of country roads and farmers. Film after film their look has become more specific, their storytelling enriched. ‘Mister Universo’ shows a further step in this process of contamination between fiction and documentary. The young lion tamer Tairo is unhappy with his life. He uses the loss of his good luck charm as an excuse to travel across Italy looking for Arthur Robin, a former Mr Universe, who gave it to him long ago. Nominated as best European film at Locarno International Film Festival 2016.