Yes, it’s true. And folk music from Belgium, no less. Bluegrass music, even. Broken Circle Breakdown, the fourth feature-length film by Belgian director Felix van Groeningen was nominated today for a Best Foreign Language Film Oscar, and its stellar soundtrack deserves some love, too. The film is based on a stage play by Johan Heldenbergh and Mieke Dobbels, and tells the story of Elise (a tattoo artist), Didier (a banjo player) and their daughter Maybelle. It sounds like Once with a Belgian bluegrass soundtrack and a baby, and you can watch the movie on iTunes starting Feb. 4th. It’ll be out on DVD on March 11th, and we hope it’ll be an Oscar winner by then.
Here’s the trailer:
Broken Circle Breakdown’s soundtrack is available via iTunes