What every helmer needs from an editor is “great taste, a sense of timing,” and someone who “accentuates the poetry of your story by creating an associative flow,” says Beautiful Boy writer-director Felix Van Groeningen.
“Every day I was crying,” says director Felix Van Groeningen about his experience in production on The Broken Circle Breakdown, Belgium’s official Best Foreign Language Film entry for this year’s Academy Awards. We believe him: All MovieMaker editors had the same lacrimose experience watching the film. Talk about a sucker punch. This is a film that seems expressly calibrated to rip your heart out from your chest and pummel it into despair.