The Broken Circle Breakdown


The Buzz Sat, Aug 2, 2014 6:00 PM
Sponsored by:
Martha's Leelanau Table
Film Info
Section:Free Movies at The Buzz
Release Year:2012
Runtime:100 min.
Production Country:Belgium
Original Language:Dutch
Cast/Crew Info
Cast:Johan Heldenbergh
Veerle Baetens
Nell Cattrysse
Geert Van Rampelberg
Nils De Caster
Robbie Cleiren
Director:Felix van Groeningen
Produced by:Dirk Impens
Screenwriter:Charlotte Vandermeersch
Car Joos
Cinematography:Ruben Impens
Editing By:Nico Leunen
Music By:Bjorn Eriksson


We’re bringing back one representative movie from each of our past nine years to give you another chance to see some of the movies that make the Traverse City Film Festival what it is-a celebration of Just Great Movies.

Each year we see a couple of films that touch us in a way that will never let us go, and in 2012 it was this Belgian tale, the Berlin Film Festival Audience Award winner, which won our hearts and minds—and haunts us still. It’s the story of the glorious, intense love between Elise and Didier, two wild and passionate people who discover that they fit perfectly together, until circumstances beyond their control change everything. Framed around a remarkable bluegrass soundtrack and several performances by Didier’s band, “The Broken Circle Breakdown” will make you laugh and cry, and will wash you in the power of grand love.