A country romance about the human streak in the horse and the horse in the human. Love and death become interlaced and with immense consequences. The fortunes of the people in the country through the horses' perception.
Johann Pall Oddson
In the punk rock era of the late 1970s three restless teenagers, two boys and a girl, spend their time in and out of a special class for problem kids. Jussi seldom sees his parents at home,... See full summary »
"The Show of Shows" is a documentary about circuses; it is short (77 minutes), non-linear (jumping around in time from the earliest films of circus acts to about the mid-1960s) and not narrated - instead, a score was created by members of Sigur Ros to create the mood for each section of the film. It's divided into categories - dancers, tightrope walkers, clowns, acrobats and so on - and probably gives more or less equal time to each, but it felt that half the film contained images of animal acts, and that was, for me, its downfall. Until relatively recently, nobody regulated the treatment of the animals, and you could see, very easily, how very stressed and unhappy and in some cases tortured these animals were; it was truly painful to look at. I can't recommend it for that reason, even though some of the old footage is fascinating. Definitely not for most.
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