Dogwoof has acquired worldwide distribution rights to Benedikt Erlingsson’s documentary The Show of Shows: 100 Years of Vaudeville, Circuses and Carnivals, outside Iceland, Sweden, Denmark and Holland.

The documentary looks at the history of circus performers, fairground shows and vaudeville during the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

The film marks Erlingsson’s debut documentary feature and was co-produced by Sagafilm, Crossover Labs, BBC Storyville, RUV Iceland, SVT Sweden, the University of Sheffield and the National Fairground Archive.

The film will be screened at the Toronto International Film Festival and the San Sebastian Film Festival next month and it's due to close the Sarajevo Film Festival this weekend.

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