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The Show of Shows

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Synopsis

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.

This rich visual archive has been created with exclusive access to The University of Sheffield’s National Fairground Archive and is accompanied by an epic new score by Georg Holm and Orri Páll Dýrason of Sigur Rós, in collaboration with Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson and Kjartan Dagur Holm. http://www.theshowofshowsmovie.com/

Details

Year
2015
Type of film
Features
Running Time
73 mins
Director
Benedikt Erlingsson
Producer
Margret Jonasdottir, Heather Croall, Mark Atkin, Professor Vanessa Toulmin
Music
Sigur Ros

Genre

Production Company

Sagafilm
Laugavegi 176
105 Reykjavik
Iceland
Tel +354 515 4600
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Crossover Labs
The Workstation,
15 Paternoster Row,
Sheffield,
S1 2BX,
UK
T: +44 (0)114 276 5141

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