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"Rust & Bone" on screen from 11th October

The award-winning French movie Rust & Bone, directed by Jacques Audiard will be released nationwide in South Africa on the 11th October. A Premiere is organised by the French Institute of South Africa – IFAS, associated to Nolava & Forefront Media Group on the Wednesday 9th October in Johannesburg with CineCentre Killarney. 

The main characters are interpreted by Marion Cotillard (Oscar of the best actress for her role of Edith Piaf in the movie La vie en rose in 2008) and Matthias Schoenaerts (discovered in 2012 in Bullhead). 



It all begins in the North of France.
Ali suddenly finds himself with a five year-old child on his hands. Sam is his son, but he hardly knows him.

Homeless, penniless and friendless, Ali takes refuge with his sister in Antibes. There things improve immediately. She puts them up in her garage, she takes the child under her wing and the weather is glorious.

Ali first runs into Stephanie during a night club brawl. He drives her home and leaves her his phone number. He is poor, she is beautiful and self-assured.

Stephanie trains killer whales at Marineland. When a performance ends in tragedy, a call in the night again brings them together.

When Ali sees her next, his princess is confined to a wheel chair: she has lost her legs and quite a few illusions. He simply helps her, with no compassion or pity. And she comes alive again.


Trailer & more information on http://www.forefrontmedia.co.za/rustandbone/home.html

Rust & Bone will be shown in the Cinema Nouveau’s as well as in the Avalon Group’s independent cinema (Killarney in Joburg and Suncoast in Durban). 

Watch Rust & Bone in cinemas and win a trip for two to the French Riviera, with M&G, AirFrance, AtoutFrance and IFAS. 

Find more information about the contest : http://www.forefrontmedia.co.za/rustandbone/contest.html

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