A new trailer has surfaced for Jacques Audiard’s highly anticipated new drama Rust and Bone, which stars Oscar-winner Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose) and rising Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts (Bullhead). Based on Craig Davidson’s short story collection, the film chronicles an unlikely relationship between a killer whale trainer (Cotillard) who loses her legs in a terrible accident and a struggling single father (Schoenaerts) who helps her recover the will to live. Audiard is fast becoming one of France’s most important directors, following 2005’s The Beat That My Heart Skipped and 2010’s masterful A Prophet — both César and BAFTA award winners — and this film seems likely to cement that position. The lead performances look remarkable here, with Cotillard earning unanimous praise following the film’s Cannes premiere and Schoenaerts being favourably compared to Marlon Brando and Tom Hardy, and Rust and Bone promises to be one of the most emotionally absorbing and powerful films of the year. [For those curious, the song used is M83’s ‘My Tears Are Becoming a Sea’ from last year’s excellent Hurry Up, We’re Dreaming].
Rust and Bone opens in the US on November 16, and November 2 in the UK. There is no NZ release date scheduled. Watch the UK trailer below (via The Playlist).
Watch an earlier trailer for Rust and Bone below.