Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel
Written by Tizza Covi / Photography Rainer Frimmel / Editing Tizza Covi / Starring Tairo Caroli, Arthur Robin, Wendy Weber / Produced by Rainer Frimmel
Austria/Italy, 2016 – 90’
Cinema De Seta
Efebo d'Oro New Languages
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 a long time ago. Mr. Universo is a movie guided by rational and irrational forces.
Since 1996 Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel are working together in photography, theatre, and movie projects. In 2002 they founded their own film production company Vento Film to produce their films independently. They won several awards for their documentaries, including the Wolfgang Staudte Award at the Berlinale for Babooska. In 2007 they were honored with the “Österreichischen Förderungspreis für Filmkunst” and in 2013 with the “Österreichischen Kunstpreis für Filmkunst”.