Шапито шоу

Light-hearted epic on four kinds of communication (love, friendship, respect, collaboration). Not just another Russian 'art-flick' but an off-beat manifesto on freedom and the despair of being yourself. This contemporary puzzle plunges you into inspiring weirdness. Be ready for being crazy.
A mysterious circus tent in a seaside resort on the Black Sea forms the start and end-all for bizarre stories filled with light-hearted absurdity. A teenage girl lures her sombre Internet friend very reluctantly into the real world. The main threats in this coastatl resort come from fanatical boy scouts, deaf kids and gays. A famous actor yearns for a reunion with his son, and in the last part we follow an ambitious producer.
The protagonists want love, friendship, respect and cooperation (the titles of the four parts), but get bogged down in aimless peregrinations that mock their ambitions. For outsiders, their personal tragedies are only comic and banal.
Cheerful despair, surrealist winks and minimalist musical numbers set the tone in a play that is refreshingly different from the average Russian art film. Sergej Loban acquired a cult reputation in Moscow underground culture and won the Russian critics’ prize for his science-fiction film Dust (2005). Light-hearted epic on four kinds of communication (love, friendship, respect, collaboration). Not just another Russian 'art-flick' but an off-beat manifesto on freedom and the despair of being yourself. This contemporary puzzle plunges you into inspiring weirdness. Be ready for being crazy.
A mysterious circus tent in a seaside resort on the Black Sea forms the start and end-all for bizarre stories filled with light-hearted absurdity. A teenage girl lures her sombre Internet friend very reluctantly into the real world. The main threats in this coastatl resort come from fanatical boy scouts, deaf kids and gays. A famous actor yearns for a reunion with his son, and in the last part we follow an ambitious producer.
The protagonists want love, friendship, respect and cooperation (the titles of the four parts), but get bogged down in aimless peregrinations that mock their ambitions. For outsiders, their personal tragedies are only comic and banal.
Cheerful despair, surrealist winks and minimalist musical numbers set the tone in a play that is refreshingly different from the average Russian art film. Sergej Loban acquired a cult reputation in Moscow underground culture and won the Russian critics’ prize for his science-fiction film Dust (2005).


All the characters in this film are beatiful losers. Their views on life are unique, unorthodox bordering on strange and irration- al. Their naivity, childish inability to deal with the complexity of human relationships leads puts them into absurd situatiations. And of course they manage and win in the end. Chapiteau-show is a film dealing with how people’s relation- ship reflect on their social intercourse and bonding – telling how tragically everything tend to seem from within, and how comical it really looks from the outside. The protagonists of the four stories told in the movie are connected to each other to a greater or lesser extent – some of them are acquainted in real life, other tend to communicate in different networks. Each one of them is living through his own, private drama not noticing what’s happening to other people. Each one of them delivers his own accusatory speech not knowing that the words he’s pronouncing are not really his. Their dramas deal with different types of human relationships – love, friendship, respect or co- operation, but all of these stories are evolving simultaneously. And the tempest in the soul of one character will reflect with a tempest in the soul of another. The action takes place far away from Moscow – on a sea shore, against serene scenery and beautiful rugged mountains. In the moments of crisis characters find themselves on the stage of a mystery gilly theater where each of them can sing his “swansong”. All the characters in this film are beatiful losers. Their views on life are unique, unorthodox bordering on strange and irration- al. Their naivity, childish inability to deal with the complexity of human relationships leads puts them into absurd situatiations. And of course they manage and win in the end. Chapiteau-show is a film dealing with how people’s relation- ship reflect on their social intercourse and bonding – telling how tragically everything tend to seem from within, and how comical it really looks from the outside. The protagonists of the four stories told in the movie are connected to each other to a greater or lesser extent – some of them are acquainted in real life, other tend to communicate in different networks. Each one of them is living through his own, private drama not noticing what’s happening to other people. Each one of them delivers his own accusatory speech not knowing that the words he’s pronouncing are not really his. Their dramas deal with different types of human relationships – love, friendship, respect or co- operation, but all of these stories are evolving simultaneously. And the tempest in the soul of one character will reflect with a tempest in the soul of another. The action takes place far away from Moscow – on a sea shore, against serene scenery and beautiful rugged mountains. In the moments of crisis characters find themselves on the stage of a mystery gilly theater where each of them can sing his “swansong”.

Sreenings in Rotterdam:
30/01/2012 18:30 Pathé 2
31/01/2012 14:15 Pathé 1
01/02/2012 14:15 Cinerama 1
04/02/2012 19:30 LV 5
Press and Industry screening: 2 feb - 09:30 - Cinerama 3
Dark Room screening: Tuesday 31/01 19:00
- to attend the screening please contact
layfurov@organicfilms.ru
Screening in Berlin:
12/02/2012 09:30 CUBIX 1