Rust and Bone (15)

2012 France/Belgium Drama, Romance
French with English subtitles
Director: Jacques Audiard
Starring: Marion Cotillard, Matthias Schoenaerts
Armand Verdure, Céline Sallette

Arriving at the Cote d’Azur apartment of his sister with his 5 year old son in tow, penniless Ali finds that there’s a spark of attraction between him and Stephanie a privileged but unhappy girl who trains killer whales at a local resort. When an accident at work leaves Stephanie confined to a wheelchair she finds Ali’s indifference to her condition to be liberating and the pair begin a passionate affair. A stylish and memorable film about an unlikely yet truthful bond. (2h 3m)