The Broken Circle Breakdown
Directed by: Felix Van Groeningen
2012 | Belgium/Netherlands | 112 minutes | Unrated
Friday, December 20, 2013, 7pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 7pm
Saturday, December 21, 2013, 3pm
“By rights, this should be the most annoying movie of the year. A tattooist falls in love with a banjo player, they have an adorable daughter who is stricken by cancer. And yet, from all this, the director Felix Van Groeningen has created something not just plausible and affecting but sharp and alert in its distress. The two leads throw themselves into the emotional mix, and the music that they make—both of them sing, in English, with the band that supplies the movie’s title—feels less like a backdrop and more like the essential binding of the tale. For any viewer who, for one reason or another, has been shamefully ignorant of Belgian bluegrass, here is your opportunity to make amends.” Anthony Lane, The New Yorker.
Tribeca Film Festival, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, 2013