The Circus Dynasty / Cirkusdynastiet

Anders Riis-Hansen (DK, 2014)

Cirkusdynastiet (Anders Riis-Hansen, DK, 2014)

Benny Berdino, the owner of one of Europe's biggest circus, has a dream. To make sure that his dynasty will continue to thrive, he hopes that his grandson, Patrick, and the award-winning circus artist Merrylu will marry and one day run Circus Arena. With their looks and skills they would be the perfect match. Everything seems to be going according to plan, as Patrick and Merrylu have moved into their own caravan. But his dream is threatened, because mixing love and business is difficult.


Basic information

Danish titleCirkusdynastiet
ScreenplayAnders Riis-Hansen
ComposerJonas Colstrup
Danish theatrical release19.11.2014
Production countryDenmark
Duration93 min.
In collaboration with TV2 Danmark, SVT, NRK
Domestic distribution DOXBIO
International saleCAT&Docs / 18, rue Quincampoix / 75004 Paris / France / t +33 1 4461 7748 / /
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Danish ratingAllowed for all

Full credits

Oscar Lange Riis-HansenAssistant director
Line KejserAssistant director
Anders Riis-HansenScreenplay
Ane MandrupProducer: development
Katrine SaugbjergProducer's assistant
Søren GreenPost-producton coordinator
Rikke Gjerløv HansenPost Producer
Anders Riis-HansenCinematographer
Lars SkreeCinematographer: Additional shoot
Anders LöfstedtCinematographer
Laurids Lange Riis-Hansen1st assistant camera
Frederik Lauridsen1st assistant camera
Jean Alain MarquantAdditional photography
Anders Skovbjerg JepsenAssistant editor
Emil TralovAssistant editor
Jesper BækdalAssistant editor
Frederik Billeskov JansenEditing supervisor
Anne ØsterudEditing supervisor
Morten HøjbjergTrailer editor
Jonas ColstrupComposer
Peter SchultzSound design
Martin LangenbachFoley artist
Christoph WieczorekFoley mixer
Uli HimstedtFoley assistant
Special effects
Visual effects
Rasmus LangeGraphic design
Oliver WolffGrading
Jimmy FolcoArtist
Alex BozicMusiker
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Festival screenings

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Festivals Festival date
Lübeck, Nordische Filmtage 04-11-2015
Reykjavik Film Festival 24-09-2015
Giffoni Film Festival 17-07-2015
Sheffield Doc/Fest 05-06-2015
München Documentary Festival 07-05-2015
Toronto, Hot Docs Int. Documentary Festival 23-04-2015
Durham, Full Frame 09-04-2015
Moscow Week of Nordic Docs 08-04-2015
Thessaloniki Documentary Festival 13-03-2015
Tempo Dokumentärfestival 02-03-2015
Helsinki Doc Point Documentary Film Festival 27-01-2015
Göteborg International Film Festival 23-01-2015
Amsterdam, IDFA 19-11-2014
CPH:DOX 06-11-2014
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Cirkusdynastiet Priority Still Photo: Cirkusdynastiet Priority Still. Photo by Anders Riis-Hansen
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Cirkusdynastiet. Portrait of Director Anders Riis-Hansen Photo: Portrait of Director Anders Riis-Hansen. Photo by Maggie Olkuska
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Cirkusdynastiet. Still 1 Photo: Cirkusdynastiet. Still 1. Photo by Anders Riis-Hansen
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Cirkusdynastiet. Still 2 Photo: Cirkusdynastiet. Still 2. Photo by Anders Riis-Hansen
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Cirkusdynastiet. Still 3 Photo: Cirkusdynastiet. Still 3. Photo by Anders Riis-Hansen
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Så meget godt i vente. Portrait of Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen. Photo by Stig Stasig Photo: Portrait of Producer Malene Flindt Pedersen. Photo by Stig Stasig
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Artikel (BT - Bjerge, 21 November 2014)

Anmeldelse (BT - Lind Larsen, 20 November 2014)

Anmeldelse (Berlingske Tidende - Wendt Jensen, 19 November 2014)

Anmeldelse (Ekstra Bladet - Queitsch, 19 November 2014)

Anmeldelse (Morgenavisen Jyllandsposten - Frank Rasmussen, 19 November 2014)

Anmeldelse (Information - Movin, 18 November 2014)

Varia (Politiken - Skotte Christensen, 18 November 2014)

Anmeldelse (Politiken - Hygum Sørensen, 18 November 2014)

Artikel (Berlingske Tidende - Lindberg, 22 October 2014)

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