Circo Togni

Home Movies. 2007. Italy. No dialogue 75’

A documentary constructed from 8mm film footage found in a terrible state inside a caravan, which shows the Togni family and their circus from the 1930s and 40s to the 70s. Time and unfavourable conditions had deteriorated the film, which was stuck together, damp and dusty. New technologies allowed the filmmaker to recover almost all of the footage. Darix, a circus legend, and his family, the men, women and children, the animals and the incredible journey across the Alps with elephants in 1959 – a modern version of Hannibal's classic enterprise.