Wednesday, January 16, 2013


Circo is a lovely, poignant documentary about Circo Mexico. A family toils amidst mud as they build up and tear down the big top in rural Mexico. While Circo has some very striking imagery, particularly of the child acrobats as they perform to mostly empty stands; the film is an unflattering portrait of struggle and poverty. Circo is a powerful film about the disintegration of a family, and its sense of melancholy is enhanced by Calexico's evocative score.

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