‘The Broken Circle Breakdown’ Wins Audience Nod at Haugesund Fest

Broken Circle Breakdown

Tribeca Film will distribute 'Breakdown' in November

Felix van Groeningen’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown” is on a roll: It just won the audience nod at Haugesund,  Scandinavia’s highest-profile film festival, after winning a string of awards at  Berlin and Tribeca, among other fests.

Based on Johan Heldenbergh’s eponymous play,  “Breakdown” follows Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Heldenbergh), who fall in love at first sight despite major differences. But when their 6-year-old daughter becomes seriously ill, their love is put to test.

The intense melodrama, presented at the festival under the title “Alabama & Monroe,” is filled with bluegrass songs composed by Bjorn Eriksson.

It world-preemed at Gand festival last year, before bowing in Belgium to warm reviews in October. It will next be released in France by Bodega Films on Aug. 28.

Repped by German sales outfit the Match Factory, “Breakdown” has been acquired in most major territories, including the U.S., where Tribeca Film will distribute in November, and Germany (Pandora). Pic is produced by Dirk Impens at Menuet, in co-production with Topkapi Films.

Pic nabbed two nods at Tribeca: Actress for Baetens and screenplay for Carl Joos and van Groeningen; and two awards at Berlin: The Europa Cinemas label and Panorama audience nod.

 

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