The Broken Circle Breakdown
Recent 2013 TFF Best Actress award winner Veerle Baetens stars in this foreign film, directed by Felix van Groeningen ("The Misfortunates"). Baetens plays Elise, a woman who falls in love at first sight with a man named Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). Elise 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.