“It blew me away because it’s this incredibly beautiful love story that starts really small and becomes really huge.” 

Are you ready for Oscar night this Sunday? We sure are! Tribeca Film’s The Broken Circle Breakdown is one of five nominees in the Best Foreign Film category.

Director and co-screenwriter Felix van Groeningen sat down to talk about the theatrical origins of this heartbreaking melodrama, the casting process (which he likens to “falling in love”) and how the foot-stomping bluegrass soundtrack enhances the storytelling.

Watch the video interview above and make sure to tune in to the Oscars this Sunday, March 2nd at 8PM to root for Felix and The Broken Circle Breakdown!