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The Circus Tent aka Thamp Second Run Blu-Ray [NEW]

The Circus Tent aka Thamp Second Run Blu-Ray [NEW]

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The arrival of a travelling circus sends ripples through the inhabitants of a remote Keralan village. Aravindan Govindan’s poetic and allegorical film The Circus Tent explores the often-marginalised lives and hopes of both the villagers and the circus troupe.

In semi-documentary style, Aravindan worked closely with real circus people and artistes, travelling with them to the village of Thirunavaya on the banks of India’s Bharathappuzha river – and created one of Indian cinema’s most lyrical masterpieces. Once thought lost, Aravindan’s joyous film in now fully restored and preserved for future generations.

2022 Cannes Film Festival / Official Selection


  • The Circus Tent (Thamp̄, 1978) presented from the new 4K restoration by Film Heritage Foundation.
  • Exclusive, newly filmed interview with photographer Ramu Aravindan, son of the legendary Aravindan Govindan.
  • The Circus Tent at Cannes 2022: Shivendra Singh Dungarpur and actor Jalaja interviewed by Anupama Chopra for Film Companion.
  • 24-page booklet with new writing by filmmaker and Film Heritage Foundation founder Shivendra Singh Dungarpur.
  • New and improved English subtitle translation.
  • World premiere release on Blu-ray.
  • Region free Blu-ray (A/B/C).
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