Cirque du Soleil: Worlds Away

  • PG
  • Andrew Adamson (2012)
  • US
  • 91 min
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3 out of 5

The celebrated Canadian circus company takes viewers on a journey through several of their well-known shows, linked here by a story of one girl's love for a trapeze artist. Mia (Erica Linz) is entranced by the acrobatic exploits of The Aerialist (Igor Zaripov), and when the circus ring magically sucks him into a mysterious underworld, she follows him to the other side. Cue a series of excerpts from such Cirque "greatest hits" as , Mystère, Zumanity and a lengthy sequence from The Beatles Love. It's all beautifully choreographed, the performers are remarkable and the set design is wonderful, but even in 3D, writer/director Andrew Adamson's film lacks the exhilarating thrill of seeing the shows live. Close-ups and camera angles suggest that multiple takes and edits were required, and as a result much of the theatrical energy of the original stage presentations is lost.

Plot Summary

A series of performances by the Canadian circus troupe, linked by a fantasy love story. A woman watching a trapeze artist in action is instantly smitten. She rushes to his aid when a stunt goes wrong, but they are both pulled into a strange magical world, and must find their way back to each other. With Erica Linz and Igor Zaripov.

Cast and crew


Erica Linz
The Aerialist
Igor Zaripov


Andrew Adamson

Other Information

Theatrical distributor: 
Available on DVD and BluRay
Released 1 Feb 2013
Certificate PG

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