The Show of Shows: 100 years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals

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The Show of Shows: 100 years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals

Directed by Benedikt Erlingsson

  • Iceland, United Kingdom 2015; 72 min
  • Original version: No dialogue
  • Genre: Documentary

  • Sheffield Docs/Fest

    Sarajevo IFF
    San Sebastián IFF

Synopsis

Roll up, roll up for an unforgettable experience! This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. In this film, rarities and never-before seen footage of fairgrounds, circus entertainment, freak shows, variety performances, music hall and seaside entertainment are chronicled from the 19th and 20th century. We will see early shows that wowed the world and home movies of some of the greatest circus families. Director Benedikt Erlingsson takes us back to the days when the most outlandish, skillful and breathtaking acts traveled the world.

Production

  • SAGA FILM (ICELAND)

     

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