Magazine article Screen International

Belgium Submits Broken Circle to Oscars

Magazine article Screen International

Belgium Submits Broken Circle to Oscars

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Flemish drama entered for inclusion in the Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2013.

Felix van Groeningen's The Broken Circle Breakdown has been chosen as the official entry of Belgium to the Academy Awards' Best Foreign Language Film Award.

The decision was made unanimously by a national jury.

Click here for Best Foreign-Language Film Academy Award submissions 2013

REVIEW: The Broken Circle Breakdown

The film centres on a love affair between tattoo artist Elise (Veerle Baetens) and bluegrass musician Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). After bonding over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, they enter into a sweeping romance but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is put to the test.

Baetens won the award for best actress at the Tribeca Film Festival, where the film also won best screenplay, which was co-written by Groeningen and Carl Joos. …

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