This beautiful short follows a strange little band of performers who are led by a mysterious ringmaster. The ringmaster, whose circus includes the typical strongman, acrobats, and contortionists... comes upon a show where Will - a limbless man - is shown as a freak of nature. Mr. Mendez, the mysterious showman, leads Will on a journey he could have hardly imagined. Joining the Butterfly Circus, the young man embarks on a journey in which he is transformed....

The Butterfly Circus official website HERE.

Listening Exercise HERE (Key HERE).

Answer the following questions about this short film:

- The TITLE of this short film. Why The Butterfly Circus ?

- Compare the two circuses which appear in this short film and reflect on them. What are they like?

- What is Mr Mendez like?

- Could you write about Ana, Pappy and George’s personal background? Where do they come from and what are they like now?

Click HERE and HERE to read two posts (in which The Butterfly Circus is mentioned) in David Rodríguez Rivada’s blog.

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