"The Broken Circle Breakdown"

. May 7, 2014.

Directed by Felix van Groeningen (2013): Based on the stage play of the same name, "The Broken Circle Breakdown" is a film based around a bluegrass band—in Belgium. Elise and Didier fall in love at first sight—she runs a tattoo shop; he's a singer/banjo-player in a bluegrass band. He's an atheist; she's a religious realist. When their daughter falls ill, it all starts to crumble around them. There is definite chemistry between the two lead actors and an unbelievable camaraderie amongst the bandmates. It sure looks like all the musicians are playing their instruments and singing as well! This film was the Belgian nominee for Best Foreign Film in 2013.