In LA Times verscheen er een zeer mooi artikel over The Broken Circle Breakdown naar aanleiding van de Oscar nominaties.
Deze film is nu tijdelijk weer te zien bij Utopolis.
Het artikel lees je hieronder.
One of the benefits of living in Los Angeles come Oscar season is the return theatrical engagement for some of the more specialized contenders — especially documentaries and foreign-language films. Belgium's "The Broken Circle Breakdown," something of an under-the-radar surprise in making the academy's foreign language cut, gets a full weekend run at the Laemmle Theaters starting Friday. It is a chance to see for yourself why this dark horse sneaked in and why it just might win. The film has been quietly picking up festival awards for a while, and earlier this month "Circle" nabbed the Palm Springs International Film Festival's FIPRESCI prize for foreign-language film. Director Felix Van Groeningen intermingles elements in intriguing ways as the film delves into the romance of music and the romance of love. The plot swirls around a banjo picker in a band that plays some of the finest Appalachian bluegrass you are likely to hear. It is also a love story between that banjo man, Didier, played by Johan Heldenbergh, who co-wrote the play on which the film is based, and an edgy tattoo artist named Elise (Veerle Baetens). From her rockabilly tattoos to his cowboy hat, the film also is a love letter to a free-spirited '60s Americana sensibility, a homage to the bluegrass tradition. Baetens and Heldenbergh are wonderful to watch in their intense coming together and their sad breaking apart in the face of an unbearable tragedy, a relationship going in a full but heartbreaking circle with no better accompaniment than a haunting bluegrass band.