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The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals
The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals

The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals

Using rare, never-before-seen footage from 19th- and 20th-century circusesm fairgrounds, variety shows, music halls and seaside attractions, director Benedikt Erlingsson crafts a unique, soaring tribute to itinerant circus performers and cabaret acts.

About the film

  • Type: Documentary
  • International Premiere Date: June 5, 2015, Sheffield Doc/Fest
  • Length: 72 min.
  • Original Title: The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals
  • International Title: The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals
  • Production Year: 2015
  • Production Countries: Iceland, United Kingdom
  • Icelandic Film Centre Grant: Yes
  • Color: Black & white
  • Screening format and subtitles: DCP

Crew

Company Credits

Festivals

  • Edduverðlaunin / Edda Awards, 2016 - Award: Nominated for Musical Score of the year (Georg Hólm, Orri Páll Dýrason, Hilmar Örn Hilmarsson og Kjartan Dagur Hólm).
  • CPH PIX, 2016
  • Göteborg Film Festival, 2016
  • Vilnius Film Festival, Vilníus, Litháen, 2016
  • Love & Anarchy – Helsinki International Film Festival, 2016
  • Isländska Filmdagar på Zita Stockholm, 2016
  • Tribeca Film Festival, 2016
  • Docudays UA International Film Festival, Ukraine, 2016
  • Sarajevo Film Festival, 2015 - Award: Closing film.
  • Sheffield Doc/Fest, 2015 - Award: Opening film.
  • San Sebastián International Film Festival, Donostia-San Sebastián, 2015
  • Nantes British Film Festival, Nantes, 2015 - Award: Special jury mention.

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