Recent Viewing: The Last Circus

You can never have too many stories about deranged Spanish clowns (a passive, sad one and an angry, violent one) vying for the love of a beautiful woman who happens to be an acrobat in their circus, set against the backdrop of the end of the Franco regime. Better yet, this sad clown has issues (possibly even his very sad-clown-ness itself) arising out of his father’s death at the hands of Franco’s men.

The Last Circus is one of the strangest things I’ve seen in a while. Not entirely successful but delightful in its looniness. At times funny, at times sweet, and eventually deranged, violent and completely over the top. Worth a look.