Circo




    Set within a century-old travelling circus, CIRCO is an intimate, sympathetic portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering conflict that threatens a once-vibrant family tradition.

    Driven by a dream to lead his parents’ circus to success, ringmaster Tino Ponce focuses the energy of his entire family, including his four children, towards this singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change: exhausted and feeling exploited by her in-laws, she longs to save her children from a childhood lost to labouring in the circus that has been part of Tino’s family for seven generations.

    Filmed in rural Mexico, award-winning filmmaker Aaron Schock’s debut feature is both documentary and cinematic road movie, inviting the viewer into the luminous world of a travelling circus while examining the universal themes of family bonds, filial responsibility, and the weight of cultural inheritance.  rough an intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and a family tradition that hangs in the balance, Circo asks: to whom, and to what, should we ultimately owe our allegiances?

    SPECIAL FEATURES
    [] Director Aaron Schock on the making of CIRCO
    [] Calexico and the making of the CIRCO score
    [] Update on the Ponce family

     

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    • Catalogue Number : 7953653
    • Available Since : 10/08/2011
    • Classification Exempt
    • Number of Discs 1
    • Picture 1.78:1 / Colour
    • Sound Stereo / Spanish
    • Subtitles English
    • Region 2 / PAL
    • Time 74 minutes approx
    • Short Name Circo

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    Circo

    Circo

    Set within a century-old travelling circus, CIRCO is an intimate, sympathetic portrait of a Mexican family struggling to stay together despite mounting debt, dwindling audiences, and a simmering conflict that threatens a once-vibrant family

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