Rust and Bone
From acclaimed director Jacques Audiard, who delivered such powerhouse films including the Oscar-nominated A Prophet, Read My Lips and the eight Cesar-award winning The Beat That My Heart Skipped, comes Rust and Bone. Based on the book of short stories by Canadian author Craig Davidson, Rust and Bone follows Alain (Schoenaerts) a mid-twenties dropout. Penniless and landed with a 5-year-old son to look after, he goes to stay with his sister in Antibes and starts looking for work. At a nightclub he meets Stephanie (Cotillard), a killer whale trainer at the local Marineland Water Park. Alain is fascinated by her, but Stephanie isn't interested in him, until she suffers a tragic accident that leaves her handicapped. An unusual, physical and codified relationship develops between them. As in Audiard's previous films, with Rust and Bone he takes two characters in an unlikely relationship, on the margins of society, plagued by their inner demons and obsessions, and delivers a deeply dramatic punch.
Rust and Bone was selected as part of Official Competition at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival.