Rust and Bone (France/Belgium)

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(Award given to the director)

DIRECTOR: Jacques Audiard


Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts star in this gritty, moving and emotionally raw love story from Cannes Grand Prix winner Jacques Audiard (Un prophete). Broke, homeless and drifting, Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) scrambles to make a living for himself and his young son. Ali focuses on his burgeoning career as a back-alley boxer, dreaming of making it big as a mixed martial artist. Taking work as a nightclub bouncer, he crosses paths with Stephanie (Marion Cotillard), who works as a killer-whale trainer at an amusement park. After Stephanie suffers a terrible accident, the unlikely pair falls into a tender, tentative courtship.