Dir. Felix Van Groeningen / Belgium / 2012 / 1hr 50mins / subtitled
Opening Night UK Premiere
+ Q&A with the Director, Felix Van Groeningen and Adrian Wootton (CEO Film London).
We are extremely proud to be premiering this unique film on our opening night.
The Broken Circle Breakdown enjoyed a ten- minute standing ovation and Audience Award at Berlin Film Festival, and went on to screen at Tribeca and Cannes.
Elise and Didier strike up the most passionate, intense relationship; love at first sight, which comes even closer through their bluegrass music band, eventually leading to the joy of parenthood with the birth of beautiful Maybelle. A complete circle of happiness for this unconventional couple…
But sadness and sorrow do ensue and take their toll; Didier and Elise begin to respond in different ways. Can love conquer fate? Sometimes not, but the fantastic bluegrass soundtrack will carry you through a very personal drama.
With thanks to StudioCanal.