Gorgeously filmed along the back road of rural Mexico, Circo follows the Ponce family’s hardscrabble circus as it struggles to stay together.  Tino, the ringmaster, is driven by his dream to lead his parents' circus to success and corrals the energy of his whole family, including his four young children, towards this singular goal. But his wife Ivonne is determined to make a change. Feeling exploited by her in-laws, she longs to return to her kids a childhood lost to laboring in the circus. Through an intricately woven story of a marriage in trouble and of a century-old family tradition that hangs in the balance, Circo asks: To whom and to what should we ultimately owe our allegiances?                                        

For more information, check out Circo's website.

Distributed by First Run Features. Available on iTunes, Netflix, Amazon and SundanceNOW. Soundtrack available here.



Emmy Nomination, 2013 News & Documentary Awards (USA)

Winner, Best Documentary, Hamptons International Film Festival (USA)

Winner, Best Documentary, Malaga International Film Festival (Spain)

Winner, Prix Lyceen du Documentaire, Tolouse Film Festival (France)

Special Jury Mention, Guadalajara Film Festival (Mexico)

Special Jury Mention, Camden International Film Festival (USA)

Nomination, Grierson Award, BFI London International Film Festival (UK)

Nomination, Cinema Eye Awards, NYC (USA)

Critics Pick, The New York Times (USA)

Top-10 Films, Kenneth Turan, The Los Angeles Times (USA)