The Broken Circle Breakdown

The Broken Circle Breakdown
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WINNER: FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year
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The Broken Circle Breakdown
Belgium, 2013, 110 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: Netherlands
Topics: Dance/Music, Romance, Sex
Program: Awards Buzz : Best Foreign Language Film
Language: Dutch English Sub-Titles

Awards: Berlin: Label Europa Cinemas – Tribeca: Best Actress, Best Screenplay

Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo parlor and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out both on and off stage. But when tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and trust is tested.

An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass and edited so that the rough rubs right up against the smooth, "The Broken Circle Breakdown" is a romantic melodrama of the highest order.

A huge hit in Belgium last fall, this crowd-pleasing tearjerker went on to scoop the most nominations in this year’s European Film Awards. "Belgium's submission for the 2014 foreign language film Oscar® is a powerful and haunting tale of love, death and bluegrass — a mournful song played on a broken instrument, with striking visual accompaniment."
- Mark Kermode, The Observer

Winner: Panorama Audience Award, Berlin Film Festival; Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Tribeca Film Festival

Filmmaker(s) attending: Director

DIRECTOR: Felix Van Groeningen
Producer: Dirk Impens, Arnold Heslenfeld, Laurette Schillings, Frans van Gestel
Editor: Nico Leunen
Screenwriter: Carl Joos, Felix Van Groeningen
Cinematographer: Ruben Impens
Music: Bjorn Eriksson
Principal Cast: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Neil Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg
Filmography: The Misfortunates (2009)
With Friends Like These (2007)
Steve + Sky (2004)
Print Source: Tribeca Film

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