A little more than a month after it won two awards at the Tribeca Film Festival, Tribeca Films has acquired the U.S. rights to “The Broken Circle Breakdown.” Director Felix van Groeningen’s fourth feature won Best Screenplay and Best Actress after snagging the Audience Award from the Berlin International Film Festival earlier this year. The distributor plans a late 2013 theatrical release followed by a VOD-run on various platforms.
“[Producer] Dirk Impens and I are really thrilled that our movie will play for American audiences, especially after the warm welcome the movie had when screening at the Tribeca Film Festival,” said van Groeningen. “We feel that Tribeca Film is the best home for our movie, with their great team of passionate people.”
The film follows a tattoo shop owner (Didier Bontinck) and a banjo player (Best Actress winner Elise Vandevelde) who fall for each other despite their differences. The romantic melodrama features a bluegrass soundtrack the producers hope helps the film catch on here in the States.