Tribeca Film Takes U.S. Rights to ‘Broken Circle Breakdown’

Belgian romance gearing up for late 2013 theatrical run prior to VOD and digital

New York-based distributor Tribeca Film has picked up U.S. rights to Felix van Groeningen’s “The Broken Circle Breakdown,” the film that had its Stateside bow at this year’s Tribeca Film Festival.

Movie will have a late 2013 theatrical release prior to showing up on VOD platforms and digital outlets.

Film, a bluegrass-infused romance between a tattoo parlor owner and a banjo player, won awards at Tribeca for narrative feature (for scribe Carl Joos and co-writer/director van Groeningen) and actress Veerle Baetens, who stars alongside Johan Heldenbergh. Pic was a box office success in a late 2012 release in its native Belgium, won an audience award at the Berlin Intl. Film Festival and also has played screens in countries including the Netherlands and Germany, with a French release skedded for later this year.

Dirk Impens produced the film. Distribution deal was pacted by Tribeca Film’s Nick Savva and Alison Diviney with Brigitte Suarez for the filmmakers.

Broken Circle” joins a Tribeca Film slate that has recently included “The English Teacher” (another Tribeca fest alum), “Hansel and Gretel Get Baked” and “Emanuel and the Truth About Fishes.” Multi-platform distributor is affiliated with the Tribeca Film Festival, but isn’t limited to acquiring titles from just that fest.

More Film

  • 'Tomb Raider' Star Simon Yam in

    'Tomb Raider' Star Simon Yam in Hospital After Stabbing

    Hugely popular Hong Kong actor, Simon Yam was stabbed while on stage Saturday at a presentation in Zhongshan, Guangdong province in southern China. He is in hospital recovering. The incident happened at the opening of a branch of the Beijing Easyhome building materials company, where Yam was a guest. A man was seen rushing on [...]

  • Brazilian President Jair Bolosnaro attends the

    Bolsonaro Threatens Brazil’s Central Film Fund with Censorship or Closure

    In typical shoot-from-the-hip remarks, Brazil’s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has declared that Ancine, Brazil’s powerful state-backed federal film agency, should accept “filters”or face closure. “If it can’t have a filter, we’ll close Ancine, or privatize it,” Bolsonaro added, attacking Ancine, which plows some $300 million a year into Brazil’s film and TV industries, for supporting [...]


    Director Sara Gouveia on ‘Looking At Resilience Through Art’

    DURBAN–The Mapiko dance of Mozambique’s indigenous Makonde people was long used as a tool for social commentary. But during the colonial era it became an act of political resistance, prompting the Portuguese to stamp it out during Mozambique’s 10-year war for independence. Decades later, the art has been revived as a celebration of freedom. For [...]

  • Don Edkins

    Documentary Filmmaker Don Edkins on ‘Creating an African Voice’ 

    DURBAN–For the 10th Durban FilmMart (DFM), the industry program of the Durban Intl. Film Festival, a new strand was created to look at the unique challenges and opportunities facing documentary filmmakers in Africa. The two-day program, Durban Does Docs, offers a series of conversations, seminars and workshops with an intensive focus on the aesthetics, funding, distribution [...]

  • A Faithful Man

    Film Review: 'A Faithful Man'

    French actor Louis Garrel has been married twice, first to Iranian talent Golshifteh Farahani, and now to model-cum-actress Laetitia Casta. He has also directed two features, the first a free-wheeling love-triangle comedy called “Two Friends” in which Garrel plays the cad who comes between his best friend and the object of his obsession (played by [...]

  • LGBTQ Film Festival Outfest Opens With

    LGBTQ Film Festival Outfest Opens With Documentary About Gay Porn Shops Circus of Books

    Granted, the red carpet at the opening night of Outfest in DTLA may not have been the most star-studded but it was without a doubt the most diverse, inclusive and, yes, fabulous. “I’ve never been here before,” admitted “RuPaul’s Drag Race” vet Trixie Mattel, who stars in the documentary “Moving Parts.” “It’s supposed to be [...]

  • Editorial use only. No book cover

    Russ Tamblyn's Career Had Legs After Childhood

    With an acting career that spans work for Cecil B. DeMille and Joseph Losey to Quentin Tarantino and David Lynch, Russ Tamblyn’s creativity and longevity is proof that there’s life after child stardom. In Tamblyn’s case, there’s also been a bounty of juicy film and TV roles long after his legendary legs no longer kicked [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content