The Broken Circle Breakdown
About the Film
About the Director
When Didier and Elise meet, they instinctually know they have both found their match. While his true love was once was reserved only for American bluegrass music, this fiery tattoo artist plucks away all semblance of the brutish bachelor he once was. They bond over music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage. When an unexpected tragedy hits, everything they know and love is tested. An intensely moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN has been hailed by audiences internationally as a must-see film.
Felix van Groeningen graduated in 2000 from KASK (Royal Academy of Fine Arts) in Ghent with a Masters of Audiovisual Arts. He has also written and directed theatre plays with Ghent’s theatre group Kung Fu. All four of his feature films have been collaborations with producer Dirk Impens (Menuet). van Groeningen’s 2009 film THE MISFORTUNATES received international attention after making its world premiere in Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight), including HIFF's Golden Starfish Award for Best Narrative Feature. BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWNis a number one Flemish cinema hit and also successful abroad, collecting awards like Istanbul’s Golden Tulip.
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