Fernie gets a dose of Rust and Bone

A film that has already set box-office records in France is coming to Fernie.

A film that has already set box-office records in France is coming to Fernie. Directed by Jacques Audiard, and starring Marion Cotillard and Matthias Schoenaerts, Rust and Bone is a raw, unflinching, against-all-odds love story.

Based on the short story collection by Craig Davidson, the movie tells the story of an unemployed 25-year-old man who falls in love with a killer whale trainer. Lonely and destitute, Ali leaves the north of France for his sister’s house in Antibes after becoming the sole guardian of his estranged five-year-old son Sam. He finds work as a bouncer at a nightclub where he meets Stephanie. After a terrible accident that leaves Stephanie with her spirit and body broken she reaches out to Ali who helps her recover her will to live.

The film competed for the Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival and was a special presentation at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival. It has also been nominated for a Screen Actors Guild Award, two Golden Globes, two BAFTA Awards, and nine Cesar Awards.

Don’t miss the chance to see the critically acclaimed film this Monday for an Indie Films Fernie showing. Rust and Bone will play at 7 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre.

Tickets: Members – adult, $9, youth, $8. Non-members – adult, $10, youth, $9.