We are thrilled to announce a new film addition to LIFF26: Jacques Audiard’s critically-acclaimed Rust and Bone, starring Marion Cotillard, screening at 5.45pm on 1st November at Leeds Town Hall (tickets are now on sale through leedsfilm.com). One of the biggest box office hits of the year in France and a sensation at Cannes, Rust and Bone is the new film from the director of A Prophet, a powerful and emotionally raw love story starring Marion Cotillard (La Vie en Rose / The Dark Knight Rises) and acclaimed Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts. Broke and homeless drifter Ali dreams of making it big in the martial arts while scrambling to make a living for himself and his young son. Taking work as a nightclub bouncer, he meets Stéphanie, who works as a killer-whale trainer at an amusement park, commanding the beasts with an ease absent from her interpersonal relations. After Stéphanie suffers a terrible accident, the unlikely pair fall into a tender, tentative courtship. ‘Jacques Audiard’s moving love story, which surges out of the screen like a flood tide, deserves to be awash with awards.’ (The Guardian)
Rust and Bone will screen at Leeds Town Hall on Thursday 1st November at 5.45pm. Please note, our Opening Gala film Ben Affleck’s Argo, will now be screened at the slightly later time of 8.15pm. For tickets and information please visit http://www.leedsfilm.com/films/rust-bone/.