Director Jacques Audiard's French-Belgian dramatic romance "Rust and Bone", starring Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard has won the best film prize at the 56th British Film Institute’s London Film Festival.
"Audiard has a unique handwriting, made up of music, montage, writing, photography, sound, visual design and acting," said Sir David Hare of the competition jury. "He is one of only a very small handful of film-makers in the world who has mastered, and can integrate, every element of the process to one purpose, making in 'Rust and Bone' a film full of heart, violence and love."
Cotillard stars opposite Matthias Schoenaerts and Armand Verdure as a woman who trains killer whales in a marine park before a terrible accident occurs.
"...Put in charge of his young son, 25-year old unemployed 'Ali' leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as one big happy family. But Ali's bond with 'Stephanie' (Cotillard), a trainer of killer whales, grows deeper after she suffers a tragic accident..."
Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Rust and Bone"...