Saturday, June 18, 2011

We are the Sprocket Holes vol. 191

every theater in America should replace their screenings of the Green Lantern with this;

Grand Guignol! It's the North American Trailer for Álex De La Iglesia's THE LAST CIRCUS

by Kurt Halfyard, June 16, 2011 2:38 PM

One of my favourite films on the festival circuit last year was Alex de la Iglesia's masterpiece, The Last Circus (aka Balada Triste) an allegory of Franco era Spain re-envisioned as an absurd killing joke by way of a grotesque opera. Of bread and circuses! Think Alejandro Jodorowsky with geek-ier sensibility (and a bit more of an understanding on how to get a performance from his actors) and a whopping sized budget. Destined not to find a wide audience, but instead be wholeheartedly embraced by a fervent cult following, The Last Circus is as 'Twitch-y' as films ever come. I love how this trailer plays out somewhere in the middle ground between Se7en and Life is Beautiful. Go Spain.

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