Belgium Submits ‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ for 2014 Oscars


Read details of the film down below along with stills and the U.S. trailer.  Caught the film back in April at the Tribeca Film Festival and was quite taken by it.  Need to revisit it soon to give it a full review.

The Oscar race for Best Foreign Language Film thickens.


Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop 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 on and off stage — but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass, The Broken Circle Breakdown is a romantic melodrama of the highest order. In Dutch w/ English subtitles


Premiered at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival

2013 Tribeca Film Festival

2013 Seattle International Film Festival

2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 

Winner of:

Panorama Audience Award at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival

Best Screenplay for a narrative feature – 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

Best Actress in a narrative feature (Veerle Baetens) – 2013 Tribeca Film Festival

9 Ensor Awards of Flemish Cinema including for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Music)



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