|The Great Mystical Circus|
|Portuguese||O Grande Circo Místico|
|Directed by||Cacá Diegues|
|Written by||Cacá Diegues|
|Based on||"The Great Mystical Circus"|
by Jorge de Lima
|Produced by||Luís Galvão Teles|
Renata Almeida Magalhães
|Edited by||Daniel Garcia|
|Music by||Chico Buarque|
The Great Mystical Circus (Portuguese: O Grande Circo Místico) is a 2018 Brazilian romantic drama film directed and written by Cacá Diegues, his first film in 12 years. It premiered at the 2018 Cannes Film Festival and was selected as the Brazilian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 91st Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
It is based on a poem by Jorge de Lima and tells the story of a great love affair between an aristocrat and an acrobat and the saga of the Austrian family who owned the Circus Knieps, and their adventures around the world during the early 20th century.
The story of five generations of the same circus family, from the grand opening of the Great Mystical Circus in 1910 to the present day. Celavi, the master of ceremonies that never ages, shows the adventures and loves of the Knieps, from heyday to decadence.