The Last Circus
- Genre: Comedy
- Director: Alex de la Iglesia
- Stars: Carlos Areces, Antonio de la Torre
- Rate: ****
Álex de la Iglesia’s The Last Circus is one of the most arresting films of this or any year. It begins at the last days of the Spanish civil war, when a little boy witnesses his gentle clown father, ripped from the circus, handed a machete and forced at gunpoint to attack rebels in full clown gear. This berserk film’s story is a metaphor for contemporary Spain.