Monday, February 11th to Tuesday, February 12th
Rust and Bone (France/Belgium) (S/T)
(Dir. Jacques Audiard, cert 15, 120 mins)
Jaqcues Audiard, acclaimed director of A Prophet and The Beat That My Heart Skipped, returns with this tough but tender romantic drama about two people from very different worlds seeking redemption in each other. Marion Cotillard (La Vie En Rose, Inception) stars as Stephanie, a killer whale trainer who late one night meets Alain (Matthias Schoenaerts) in a fracas at the nightclub where he works as a bouncer. Put in charge of his young son, Alain has come from Belgium to Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Alain’s bond with Stephanie grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident, bringing the two together once more.
“Cotillard is the beating heart of this film; she’s all you need.” The Observer
“A passionate and moving love story which surges out of the screen like a flood tide.” The Guardian