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.
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“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.