Broken circle rebound: New regionalism and vernacular Indie-Folk
In 2012 the Belgian filmmaker Felix Van Groeningen (b. 1977) delivered his fourth movie The Broken Circle Breakdown, the scenario of which was based on an original Belgian theater play (Heldenbergh/Dobbels). His fellow countryman Bjorn Eriksson (b. 1976) composed the soundtrack containing 12 “old-time” country and bluegrass songs performed by The Broken Circle Bluegrass Band. The melodrama was a commercial success both at home and abroad. At the 2014 Oscars it was nominated for Best Foreign Language Film. After the release of the original soundtrack, Eriksson took The Broken Circle Bluegrass Band on tour.