This Week’s Recommendation: Broken Circle Breakdown

28 May 2021

Title: Broken Circle Breakdown

Belgium/Netherlands, 2012

111 mins, language: 

Directed by Felix van Groeniengen

Broken Circle Breakdown was the 745th film screened by RFS on 1st December 2015, garnering an audience rating of 89%.

The film comprises a powerful love story set in Belgium and told in episodic flashback. He is a bluegrass banjo player and a romantic atheist; she is a tattooist and religious realist. What ensues is a brutally honest romantic melodrama of the highest order, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass.

Broken Circle Breakdown was shortlisted for the Best Foreign Language Film of 2014 and won 37 awards worldwide.

Full film notes available in the Twickenham & Richmond Tribune -

The film can be streamed from Amazon Prime and discs are available from Amazon and other retailers.

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