“The Broken Circle Breakdown” is an 2014 academy award nominee for Best Foreign Language Film and I saw it last night. The cover says that this Belgium film is a “moving portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of foot-stomping bluegrass”. The film travels back and forth in time and you become a witness to the journey of a loving couple faced with a horrible tragedy (I will not say what it is – you’ll have to watch it to find out).
It is the type of film that remains with you the day after. The acting is intensely beautiful, the script is compelling, and Director Felix van Groeningen is able to present wrenching human emotion without descending into melodrama. I should also mention that there is a surprising element of political proselytizing at the end and there are scenes with nudity and sex. However, various film festivals awarded the film 22 wins and 15 nominations. You may want to consider it.