World Premier Doc Fest 2015 Sheffield

The Show of Shows

Harder Jonsson with Chipperfield’s elephants and performers 1955

The National Fairground Archive has worked in collaboration with Saga Films to create this unique film using rarely seen footage from the NFA’s 19th and early 20th century film archive. The film will be premiered at Doc Fest 2015 preceded by a live circus show and accompanied by a new score by Georg Holm and Orri Pall Dyrason of Sigur Ros, in collaboration with Hilmar Orn Hilmarsson.

The Show of Shows is a window into the story of early travelling entertainment showcasing circus performers, cabaret acts and fairground attractions.


DIRECTOR(S): Benedikt Erlingsson
PRODUCER(S): Margret Jonasdottir, Mark Atkin, Heather Croall, Vanessa Toulmin
COUNTRY: United Kingdom, Iceland
YEAR: 2015
DURATION: 70 min
LANGUAGE: English
FORMAT: video