Sunday, October 20, 2013

Rust and Bone - a beautiful movie

"Rust and Bone (FrenchDe rouille et d'os) is a 2012 French-Belgian romantic drama film directed by Jacques Audiard, starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, based on Craig Davidson's short story collection of the same name. It tells the story of an unemployed 25-year-old man who falls in love with a killer whale trainer. The film competed for the Palme d'Or at the 2012 Cannes Film Festival and received positive early reviews and a ten-minute standing ovation at the end of its screening. It has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards and nine César Awards, winning four." - Wikipedia

This love story is one of those painfully beautiful stories that remind us that we live in an "and" world, rather than an "either/or" one.  The hero is flawed and is both beautiful AND repulsive in his relationships, his humanity. He is both good and bad, loving and hateful, kind and unkind.  To me, he is representative of our imperfect nature, real and raw.  I am really affected by the big heart of this movie.  Watch it, you won't be sorry, if this your thing, of course.


  1. I'd love to see this, in French with subtitles. makes me wonder if Anne has it?

  2. Hi Britta, yes, she mentioned that she had just watched it at home...ask her! Loving your paintings by the way...and your expired polaroids!