Broken Circle Breakdown nominated for Best European Film

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The Flemish film The Broken Circle Breakdown has garnered five nominations in the European Film Awards, including for the Best European Film of 2012

Film by Felix Van Groeningen in the running for multiple awards

The Flemish film The Broken Circle Breakdown has garnered five nominations in the European Film Awards, including for the Best European Film of 2012. The film, directed by Felix Van Groeningen and based on the stage play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, had already been included in the People’s Choice category a few weeks ago. Now the film is in the running for best film, best director, best screenplay, best actor (Heldenbergh) and best actress (Veerle Baetens).

A story about the impact of a sick child on parents and the struggle to share grief, Broken Circle is up against five other contenders for best film in this 26th edition of the awards, including the multiple award-winning Spanish film Blancanieves and the Palm D’Or winner La Vie d’Adele. Broken Circle has already won several awards worldwide, including the Panorama Audience Award at the Berlin Film Festival and both Best Actress and Best Screenplay at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York.

The European Film Awards ceremony takes place on 7 December in Berlin.

www.europeanfilmawards.eu

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Flemish cinema

Thanks to a federal tax shelter system, support from the Flemish Audiovisueel Fund and the rise of a new generation of talented filmmakers, Flemish cinema has been riding the crest of a wave since the mid-2000s with distinctly locally flavoured features that have appealed to both crowds and critics.
Loft - With more than one million viewers, Erik Van Looy’s Loft was the most successful movie ever made in Flanders.
Bullhead - In 2012, Michaël R Roskam’s directorial debut Rundskop (Bullhead) was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language film.
Names - Well-known current Flemish directors include Erik Van Looy, Jan Verheyen, Michaël R Roskam, Fien Troch and Felix Van Groeningen.
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