Upsala Circus is the one and only circus in the world for young rebels, children with social risks and children with special needs.
It is an independent cultural and social project, which was founded in 2000. We do not accept funding from the government. All our projects are supported by business and private donations.

We look at backstage and get into the incredibly poetic performance “I am Basho”. In which the kids with Down's syndrome and not take part. We can observe the sincere existence of artists on stage. Where you can hide in a shelter of tenderness and poetry. We are inside the direct, opened and honest dialogue.

“Without playing anything, they rock a strong emotional field inside the human's heart,” — the creators of “I Basho” Yana Tumina and Alexander Balsanov.

This film is observation, that opens the door to life itself, the process of the performance. It fixes adults and children in the moment when they both equally believe and see a miracle.

  • Maxim Eruzhenets
  • Marina Kirakosyan
  • Maxim Eruzhenets
  • Maxim Eruzhenets
  • Yana Tumina
    Lead actor / actress
  • Alexander Balsanov
    Lead actor / actress
  • Alexey Popov
    Lead actor / actress
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  • Runtime:
    32 minutes 45 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    300 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Russian Federation
  • Country of Filming:
    Russian Federation
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    Sony a7s 2, BMPCC 4k
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  • Circus International Film Festival

    United States
    March 28, 2022
    North American Premiere
    Short - Documentary winner
Director Biography - Maxim Eruzhenets, Marina Kirakosyan

Maxim and Marina sre 25 years old directors. They have 15 years of background in modern dance, theater, sculpture and music. Most inspired by the Russian writers of 17th-20th century and the cinema of 20th century. Over the last 8 years the've made more than 30 documentary and feature films. Favorite themes are: childhood, magic, miracles, dreams, body movement research and transformation of a character.

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