La Bella Virginia al Bagno (Beautiful Virginia Bathing)| 58mins
Director: Eleonora Marino | Producer: Eleonora Marino, Zen FIlm
Focus Years: 2014 | Country: Italy
Fairs, circuses and carnivals: the story of dream makers, their old fortunes and their precarious lives.
Eleonora Marino belongs to a big â€œtravelerâ€ family. Her great-grandfather was a fairground announcer in the trade fairs of the early 1900s. Her grandfather was a famous acrobat who worked in circuses and theatres all over the world. Her mother was born and raised in a carnival caravan.
Eleonora broke the tradition, though: she is in fact the first among her family to choose a completely different life path. The documentary aims to rediscover Eleonoraâ€™s origins through a journey that intertwines itself with the collective history and the evolution of popular travelling show-business.