The Show of Shows

  • October 25, 2018 / 19:00
  • November 3, 2018 / 18:00

Director: Benedikt Erlingsson
Iceland, UK, 2015, 73', black & white, color
English with Turkish subtitles
 
This film tells the story of itinerant circus performers, cabaret acts and vaudeville and fairground attractions. 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.
 
Free admissions. Drop in, no reservations.

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Trailer

The Show of Shows

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