The Broken Circle Breakdown
|The Broken Circle Breakdown|
|Directed by||Felix Van Groeningen|
|Written by||Felix Van Groeningen|
|Running time||111 minutes|
The Broken Circle Breakdown is a 2012 Belgian drama film directed by Felix Van Groeningen. It was nominated for the 2013 Lux Prize. Based on the play written by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, it features its writer in the main character of Didier and actress/singer Veerle Baetens as his wife Elise. Young newcomer Nell Cattrysse plays their ill daughter Maybelle. The film has been selected as the Belgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, and was nominated.
- Veerle Baetens as Elise Vandevelde
- Johan Heldenbergh as Didier Bontinck
- Nell Cattrysse as Maybelle
- Geert Van Rampelberg as William
- Nils De Caster as Jock
- Robbie Cleiren as Jimmy
- Bert Huysentruyt as Jef
- Jan Bijvoet as Koen
- Blanka Heirman as Denise
The film is set in Ghent, Belgium and explores the lives of Didier and Elise over seven years as they fall in love through their passion for bluegrass music. They have a daughter, Maybelle, who develops cancer after her sixth birthday, and succumbs to it within a year. Their relationship unravels following Maybelle's death, culminating in Elise's suicide.
The film was shot from 18 July to 8 September 2011 in Belgium.
|Academy Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|César Awards||Best Foreign Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
|Denver Film Critics Society||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|European Film Awards||European Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|European Director||Felix Van Groeningen||Nominated|
|European Actress||Veerle Baetens||Won|
|European Actor||Johan Heldenbergh||Nominated|
|European Screenwriter||Carl Joos and Felix van Groeningen||Nominated|
|People's Choice Award||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|San Diego Film Critics Society||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Nominated|
|Satellite Awards||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
|Tribeca Film Festival||Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film||Veerle Baetens||Won|
|Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film||Carl Joos, Felix Van Groeningen||Won|
|Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association||Best Foreign Language Film||The Broken Circle Breakdown||Won|
- List of submissions to the 86th Academy Awards for Best Foreign Language Film
- List of Belgian submissions for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film
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