DREAMS OF A CLOWN

DREAMS OF A CLOWN

Synopsis

Rolling between villages and towns in rural Ireland for nine months of the year, Circus GERBOLA becomes a place outside the ordinary world. It helps us feel the sense of wonderment and remember the important things in life: desire, affection and astonishment. ‘Dreams of a Clown’ is a universal yet intimate portrayal of a family seen trough the eyes of 9 year

old Blake Gerbola, who is dreaming of following his father’s big footsteps. 

Technical Information

2014; Ireland; Documentary, Biography; 82 minutes; TV-Version: 52 minutes; DCP, HDCAM-SR; 1:1.77 (16:9); 5.1 mix; Original Language: English; Subtitles: English

DIRECTOR

Dieter Auner

D.O.P.

Ed Gosell

EDITOR

Wolfgang Auer

PRODUCTION COMPANY

Ikandi Productions

CO-PRODUCER

Cine Cartoon Filmproduktion

PRODUCER

Siún Ní Raghallaigh

IN ASSOCIATION WITH:

The Irish Film Board

DIETER AUNER

Dieter Auner was born in 1970 in Transylvania, Romania. He has worked as a photographer on Irish and international productions, camera operator and editor on short films before making his directorial debut with “Leaving Transylvania”, a powerful 52 minute documentary. This film is an intimate portrait about his minority, the Transylvanian Saxons, and their exodus from Romania. Dieter lives and works in Galway, Ireland. “Off The Beaten Track”, his second feature documentary, reveals another important humane theme based in his ´lost´ homeland and deals with humane values in a modernizing shepherd community.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2000 The Doorway

Feature Documentary

2006 Leaving Transylvania

2004 Patrick

Short

2006 Mebollix

2015

ASTRA FILM FESTIVAL 2015

Oct 05 – 11 (in competition)

TROMSO INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL

Jun 01 – 30 (nominated)

BERGAMO FILM MEETING

Mar 07 – 15 (opening movie)

2014

 

Chengdu –

GOLDEN PANDA AWARD FOR DOCUMENTARY – SPECIAL JURY AWARD

Society

Nov 25

GOLDEN PANDA AWARDS FOR DOCUMENTARY – SICHUAN TV FESTIVAL

Nov 23 – 25

GUTH GAFA INTL. FILM FESTIVAL

Oct 25 – Nov 01

GALWAY FILM FLEADH

Jul 08 – 13

DIETER AUNER

Dieter Auner was born in 1970 in Transylvania, Romania. He has worked as a photographer on Irish and international productions, camera operator and editor on short films before making his directorial debut with “Leaving Transylvania”, a powerful 52 minute documentary. This film is an intimate portrait about his minority, the Transylvanian Saxons, and their exodus from Romania. Dieter lives and works in Galway, Ireland. “Off The Beaten Track”, his second feature documentary, reveals another important humane theme based in his ´lost´ homeland and deals with humane values in a modernizing shepherd community.

Selective Filmography

Feature Film

2000 The Doorway

Feature Documentary

2006 Leaving Transylvania

2004 Patrick

Short

2006 Mebollix