EN - The circus was the only entertainment on a journey of many months along the ancient Silk Road from Europe to China. In the dictatorship of Uzbekistan, the circus is as alive as it was in the days of Genghis Khan. The circus acts, too, have barely changed. Two artists are forced to choose between continuing the old traditions and politics, but their different choices seriously impact on their lifelong friendship.

FR - Le cirque était le seul divertissement sur un voyage de plusieurs mois le long de l’ancienne route de la soie qui rejoignait l’Europe et la Chine. En Ouzbékistan, un état dictatorial, le cirque est aussi vivant qu’il l’était du temps de Genghis Khan. Les numéros de cirque ont également peu changé. Deux artistes de cirque sont forcés de choisir entre les traditions du cirque et la politique. Leurs choix différents affectent sérieusement l’amitié qui les unit depuis toujours.

Info

Title Between Heaven and Earth
Original title Tussen hemel en aarde
Original language Uzbekistan, Russian
Status Completed
Category Docs
Year 2007

Credits

Photography Melle van Essen
Editing Stefan Kamp
Music Hans Helewaut

Technical specs

Running time film 71'
Release format HD
Aspect ratio 1:1.77
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour

Partners

Supported by

IKON, Stimuleringfonds, CoBO-fonds, VAF

Awards

2008: Documentary Prize (FICAP International Film Festival of Performing Arts)

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Last edited on 10 December 2014

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Director Frank van den Engel
Producers Eric Goossens
Writers Frank van den Engel
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