Posted on December 9, 2013 by linda
CinemaSavannah presents THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN (Belgium/Holland, 2013) 5 p.m. and 8 p.m. tickets $8
CinemaSavannah closes 2013 with the screening of The Broken Circle Breakdown, this year’s favorite of critics and audiences all over Europe.
Elise and Didier 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. Nominated for six European Film Awards, Felix von Groeningen’s beautiful film was also a multiple winner of the prestigious Berlin and Tribeca Film Festivals. 111 minutes. In English and Flemish with English subtitles.
“This Belgian drama is the real deal, an alternately wrenching and ecstatic viewing experience.” —New York Post
“It’s a rich, raw, heartache of a film, a beautifully composed, soul-stirring drama about love, family, sex, sorrow, faith, and music.”—The Chicago Sun-Times
“A powerful and haunting tale of love, death and bluegrass… a mournful song played on a broken instrument, with striking visual accompaniment.”—The Observer