2014, Be For Films, 125 min, Belgium, Dir: Hans Herbots

In this dark and intense adaptation of British author Mo Hayder’s bestseller, investigator Nick Cafmeyer (Geert Van Rampelberg) works to stop a pedophile he’s convinced was responsible for his brother’s disappearance many years earlier. Superbly crafted and packed with surprising twists, this is among the most disturbing thrillers since SEVEN. In Dutch with English subtitles.

2012, Tribeca Film, 111 min, Belgium, Dir: Felix Van Groeningen

Elise (Veerle Baetens) and Didier (Johan Heldenbergh) fall in love at first sight. She has her own tattoo shop and he plays the banjo in a bluegrass band. They bond over their shared enthusiasm for American music and culture, and dive headfirst into a sweeping romance that plays out on and off stage - but when an unexpected tragedy hits their new family, everything they know and love is tested. THE BROKEN CIRCLE BREAKDOWN, directed and co-written by Felix van Groeningen, is a portrait of a relationship from beginning to end, propelled by a soundtrack of bluegrass music. Previously screened as part of our monthly Recent Belgian Cinema series, this heartbreaking romantic drama is a 2014 Academy Award nominee for Best Foreign-Language Film. In Flemish and English with English subtitles.

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