Rent Circo (2010)

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Synopsis:
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 Schocks 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. Through 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?
Actors:
Moises Ponce, Alexia Ponce, Tino Ponce, Alejandra Ponce, Tacho Ponce, Ivonne Ponce, Gilberto Ponce, Lupe Ponce
Directors:
Aaron Schock
Producers:
Aaron Schock, Jannat Gargi
Writers:
Mark Becker, Aaron Schock
Studio:
Network
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Documentary, Special Interest
Countries:
Mexico, Action & Adventure, Documentary, Special Interest
BBFC:
Release Date:
12/09/2011
Run Time:
71 minutes
Languages:
Spanish
Subtitles:
English
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 1.78:1 / 16:9
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Director Aaron Schock on the Making of 'Circo'
  • Calexico on the Making of the 'Circio' Score
  • Update on the Ponce Family

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