The Last Circus is such a force. In it, director Alex de la Iglesia has crafted perhaps his best film – a deranged, sado-masochistic ode to his home country by way of a clown metaphor. It ripped my socks off and threw them in the street at Fantastic Fest 2010, and it easily earned a spot on my Top Five of last year.
Fortunately, the fine folks at Magnet realized it needed to be seen, and they’ve released a new red band trailer for the film in anticipation of it seeing theaters.
It tells the story of two clowns who both lust after a beautiful acrobat. In the vibrant, gorgeously shot world of the circus, they inflict violence on her and one another in the foolish attempt to force happiness and love on something that can never be owned.
The trailer gives a hint at the pure genius of the movie – the bold visuals, the oddity of its story, and the boulder-sized balls of the entire thing. Check it out for yourself:
Yes, that was a quote from FSR at the end there, and I’m thrilled because I so adamantly believe in this movie. It’s inanity crashing head first into masterful directorial skill, and you just can’t go wrong with that.
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