From the streets to the circus – a magical spectacle.
In the fairytale city of St. Petersburg, 8,500 children live on the streets but the innovative circus Upsala and its director Larissa have decided to give some of those children a chance to leave all that behind them.
“Lucky Devils” takes us on a journey from the Russian slums to the big top’s lights and the joys of a tour to Switzerland, following the half-orphan Danja, who discovers the pleasure of playing and performing, the street kid Mischa, who learns the importance of being responsible and helping others, and restless Igor, who’s trying to grow up with a single mother unable to cope with her four children. They’re surrounded by the kindness of the Swiss clown Gardi Hutter, who shares her dreams with them all.
A documentary by Verena Endtner
Whith Danja, Mischa, Igor, Nastja, Larissa, & Gardi Hutter
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International Film Festivals
Official Selections (choice):
- International Filmfestival Visions du Réel 2013, Switzerland
- International Filmfestival IFF São Paulo, Brazil: New Filmmakers competition
- DIFF International Filmfestival Delhi, India
- Olympia International Filmfestival, Greece
- Giffoni Film Festival, Italy
- Solothurner Filmtage, Switzerland
- Duhok Internatal Filmfestival, Iraq
- RIA Novosti Moskau, Russia
- Premio Amnesty International 2014 (Video Award Ceremony)
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