Tino Ponce operates Circo Mexico, which journeys across the Mexican countryside in search of paying customers. Wanting to please his father and continue the family business, Ponce has recruited his young children as performers while laboring night and day to maintain the circus's faltering financial fortunes. But a growing resentment brewing within his wife about their hardscrabble existence suggests troubles on the horizon. While documenting the brutal regimen of circus life, Circo also peels back the curtain on the Ponce family's inner dynamics, revealing generational divides and money worries that threaten to tear apart a marriage. Buttressed by indie-rock band Calexico's evocative score, Schock's film observes this family drama with a sympathetic but clear-eyed view of a vanishing way of life. And because Circo refuses to be sentimental in its handling of the material, the story's twists become all the more poignant
Follows a century in the lives of the Knieps, an Austrian family of circus owners.
Charlie, a wandering tramp, becomes a circus handyman and falls in love with the circus owner's daughter. Unaware of Charlie's affection, the girl falls in love with a handsome young performer. Charlie's versatility makes him star of the show when he substitutes for an ailing tightwire walker. He is discharged from the company when he protects the girl from her father's abuse, but he returns and appeals to the handsome performer to marry the girl. After the wedding the father prevails upon them to rejoin the circus. Charlie is hired again, but he stays behind when the caravan moves on.
A plastic surgeon and his nurse join a bizarre circus to escape from the police. Here he befriends deformed women and transforms them for his "Temple of Beauty". However, when they threaten to leave, they meet with mysterious accidents.
At the height of the Great Depression, the showman of a renowned circus leads his troupe through the devastated American landscape, lifting the spirits of audiences along the way. During their travels they discover a man without limbs at a carnival sideshow. However, after an intriguing encounter with the showman he becomes driven to hope against everything he has ever believed.
With tough and savvy boss Victor Mature in charge, the Whirling Circus just keeps chugging along, but an unknown saboteur--who'll stop at nothing, including murder--is determined that the show must not go on. Director Joseph M. Newman's perils-under-the Big-Top drama, released in 1959, also stars Gilbert Roland, Rhonda Fleming, Red Buttons, Vincent Price, Peter Lorre, David Nelson, Kathryn Grant, Adele Mara, Howard McNear and Steve Allen.
In this version of Chaplin's The Circus (1928), Cantinflas is a cobbler who gets a job in a Circus as a janitor, recommended by the beautiful girl rider of the show. But later, Cantinflas gets in trouble when he involves in dangerous acts, such as the trapeze. Obviously, our friend will risk his life by the love of his new girlfriend.
Darren Shan is a regular teenage kid. He and his friend Steve find out about a Freak Show coming to town and work hard at trying to find tickets. They do, and together they go to "Cirque du Freak" where they see many strange acts including a wolf-man and a bearded lady
With our fieriness and our youthfulness, we wanted to reinvent the circus. The appeal of the circus has always been magical. But, Cirque du Soleil has redefined the meaning of the word and has taken it up a level - performance art without boundaries, ballet without gravity. And their intoxicating mixture of costume, music, stage design and showmanship has dazzled millions. Emmy award winning Cirque du Soleil: Cirque Reinvente !
From the Italian 'saltare in banco' – which literally means 'to jump on a bench' – Saltimbanco explores the urban experience in all its myriad forms. Between whirlwind and lull, prowess and poetry, it takes spectators on an allegorical and acrobatic journey into the heart and soul of the modern city.
After a spate of murders, the villagers of Schtettel kill the depraved perpetrator, Count Mitterhouse. Fifteen years later the Circus of Nights appeared in the plague-ridden village and its performers include Mitterhouse's mistress, children and cousins. They have come to Schtettel to fulfil the Count's last words, an evil, vicious curse of death and destruction on those who participated in his impaling. The children of Schtettel become the targets for a brutal and devastating revenge as the Vampire Circus rehearses for its most deadly performance.
2018 Portuguese film, screened at the 26th Curtas Vila do Conde - International Film Festival.
Cirque du Soleil presents A thrilling ride through Kooza, a captivating documentary that looks at the creative process of Kooza, the latest and critically acclaimed touring show from Cirque du Soleil. Embark on a journey that starts at the humble beginnings of some of Cirque's creative pioneers as they share their personal voyage - and a few revealing anecdotes - that highlight the multiple stages of the creation of a live show.
Led by Mayor Fortuna, Flying Circus, in Rio de Janeiro, served as the launch pad for a whole generation that came years later to write his name among the greats of Brazilian music. Roberto Berliner rescued all the material filmed on the Flying Circus from placing the bag on the boardwalk Arpoador to the trip to the World Cup in Mexico in 1986. Exclusively Even using images of the era, the film surprises so present in his speech. Also, to view complete takes of Barão Vermelho, Paralamas, Caetano Veloso, Astrúbal Trouxe O Trombone among others, this is for us. A lesson in activism and optimism as needed, today and forever.
Circo de estrellas, is the Chilean adaptation of an Australian TV program Celebrity Circus broadcast by the Australian Nine Network. It is based on learning and performing circus skills. The Chilean version of the program was announced in a January 2010 press release, to be shown by Televisión Nacional de Chile on Thursdays at 22:40 hours, hosted by Rafael Araneda and Karen Doggenweiler. There is also a related special program called as'Circo behind the magic, which shows the trial participants in a kind of series-documentary. The first episode, on 25 March 2010, attracted a rating of 16.2 points.
Solstrom is a Cirque du Soleil television series in thirteen 45-minute episodes from 2003. It was initially broadcast on the U.S. Bravo cable network and aired on Bold in Canada and SBS Television in Australia. It has also been released on DVD.