Timoteo’s fabulous ragged circus


The comedian Timoteo is the leader of a cross-dresser circus that has toured through Chile for forty years. Today his advanced age and health are reason for concern regarding the continuity of the show. Small episodes and daily conflicts shape the comedian’s life while he debates between denial of a possible ending and the concrete need to project his circus.

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Country: Chile – Argentina Duration: 75’ / 52’ Format: HDV  Color / B/N: Color Subtitle: English Direction: Lorena Giachino Production: Paola Castillo Production Company: Errante Screenplay: Lorena Giachino Edition: Juan Pablo Sarmiento Cinematography: Pablo Valdés Sound: Juan Pablo Manriquez Assistant Director: Loreto Contreras


Public Prize, FicViña 2013, Chile

Special Jury Mention, FicViña 2013, Chile

Best Documentary, Santo Domingo Outfest 2013, República Dominicana

Special Jury Mention, FECIR 2014 Chile

Public Prize, FemCine 2014, Chile

Public Prize National Competition Fidocs 2014

Best Direction, FECICH 2014, Chile

Special Jury Mention, FECICH 2014, Chile

Special Jury Mention, FEDOCHI 2014, Chile

Best Documentary, FECICA 2015, Chile

Best Documentary Circle of Chilean Art Critics, 2014.


Lorena Giachino Torréns, Journalist with a graduate degree in scriptwriting. She worked as audiovisual director for Chilean TV and several cultural series; she has collaborated from Chile for productions by People & Arts/BBC; La Sette, Italy; and Discovery Channel. She teaches in the areas of direction and documentary scriptwriting. “Reinalda del Carmen, my mother and me” is her opera prima.