Must End Thursday!
2014 Academy Award Nominee – Best Foreign Language Film
Best Actress, Best Screenplay – Tribeca Film Festival
Panorama Audience Award - Berlin International Film Festival
Best Film, Best Actress, Best Director – Ensor Awards of Flemish Cinema
Best Foreign Film – Key West Film Festival
A brilliant heartbreaker…a cross between Walk the Line and Blue Valentine.”
Grade: A-. Impeccably performed…the closing minutes mark the strongest instance of a climactic music sequence since All That Jazz.”
A rich, raw, heartache of a film, a beautifully composed, soul-stirring drama about love, family, sex, sorrow, faith and music.”
Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She 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.
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