Felix van Groeningen

30 years of Espoo Ciné: The Broken Circle Breakdown

Netherlands, Belgium 2013
In Flemish, English and Dutch with English subtitles
111 min
Suitable for audiences aged 12 and above
Director: Felix van Groeningen
Screenplay: Carl Joos & Felix Van Groeningen
Cast: Veerle Baetens, Johan Heldenbergh, Nell Cattrysse, Geert Van Rampelberg
Production: Dirk Impens / Menuet
Print Source: The Match Factory

Two very different people meet, and the love story of a century begins. But can it survive in the face of the greatest of hardships? Elise is a tattoo artist whose body, covered in pictures, tells a thousand stories. She lives with her feet firmly planted on the ground. Didier is a bluegrass musician, who plays a thousand notes with his band. His feet are firmly floating in the air. Elise is a thirtysomething and Didier a fortysomething, both of them adults. Despite their differences, they fall madly in love. The frenzy of the beginning behind them, the couple moves in together and starts a family. But what happens when their child faces a serious illness?

-Espoo Ciné 2013