Actress Veerle Baetens, director Felix van Groeningen and producer Dirk Impens flew to New York with Brussels Airlines. It is the starting point of their US promotional movie campaign which has been recently nominated for an Oscar in the category Best Foreign Language Film. The Broken Circle Breakdown has been highly praised by the LA Times and has a good chance to win the coveted statuette on March 2 and bring it to Belgium. The main actor of the movie, Johan Heldenbergh, was also on board Brussels Airlines flight this morning.
“As a Belgian company, we are obviously very proud to fly the crew of this wonderful film to New York. We wish them much success in the promotion of their movie. I am sure they will be all the rage!” says Lars Redeligx, Chief Commercial Officer of Brussels Airlines.
“It is amazing how Belgium sympathized with us since our nomination. We almost feel like the Red Devils” rejoices Dirk Impens, producer of The Broken Circle Breakdown. I think it's fantastic that Brussels Airlines contacted us to take us to the United States. “In my 25-year career I have never seen a company approaching me so spontaneously”. To celebrate the partnership with Brussels Airlines, The Broken Circle Breakdown will be offered to the passengers on the inflight entertainment system of its long-haul flights to the USA and Africa.