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Rust and Bone

De Rouille et d'os est primé Meilleur Film au London Film Festival

By FranceInLondon

Rust and Bone directed by Jacques Audiard (A prophet) and starring the Oscar-winning-actress Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose), received the Best Film prize award at the London Film Festival last night. Sir David Hare, the President of the Jury, announced the winners and said of Audiard: “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”.

Jacques Audiard who already had a victory in 2009 with A Prophet can be delighted with this well deserved second award.


To find out more about Rust and Bone and read FIL's review of the film


StudioCanal, the distributors, also did well with another of the films they were showing during the festival; Beast of the Southern Wild by the 30-year-old American director and composer Benh Zeitlin who won the Sutherland Award for the most imaginative feature debut. The film is set on an imaginary island called the Bathtub and it is inspired by the flooding in Louisiana after Hurricane Katherina in 2005 destroyed a good part of New Orleans and of the State of Louisiana when nearly 2000 died.


Other winners included:

-          Tim Burton and his partner in life Helena Bonham Carter who were made fellows of the BFI. This is the highest accolade that the BFI can bestow. Burton’s new animation movie Fankenweenie opened the festival.

-          Alex Gibney who directed and screen wrote “Mea Maxima Culpa” (I am very guilty), a story of sexual abuse in the Catholic Church, won the Grierson Award.

-          The Award for Best British New Comer went to Sally El Hosaini for her film My Brother the Devil.


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