By Sharon Abella | SydneysBuzz October 29, 2013 at 11:30AM
Watch the trailer for the highly-anticipated new drama The Broken Circle Breakdown, about a torrid romance between two bluegrass musicians.
The Broken Circle Breakdown won two prizes (Best Screenplay for a Narrative Feature Film and Best Actress in a Narrative Feature Film for Veerle Bartens) at this year¹s Tribeca Film Festival. Co-written by Carol Joos and director Felix van Groeningen, this romantic melodrama follows the courtship of two artists as they fall in love and start a future together.
It¹s love at first sight for quirky tattoo artist Elise (Bartens) and bluegrass musician Didier (Johan Heldenbergh). The two 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.
The film¹s soundtrack ‹ scored by renowned composer Bjorn Eriksson ‹ is currently #1 on the soundtrack charts in France and Belgium, and has become the best-selling soundtrack of all time in Belgium. Co-stars Baetens and Heldenbergh perform their own songs, and are part of the offscreen Broken Circle Breakdown Bluegrass Band, whose European tour is sold out through 2014!
The Broken Circle Breakdown opens at Landmark Sunshine in NYC on November 1st , and will roll out to theaters around the country soon after.
The music from The Broken Circle Breakdown, already the top-selling soundtrack of all time in Belgium, is now available for purchase in the U.S. from Tribeca
Originally published in One World Cinema