Director: Jacques Audiard
Writer(s): Jacques Audiard
Cast: Marion Cotillard, Mattias Schoenaerts, Armand Verdure
Awards: Golden Globe nomination for Best Actress and Best Foreign Language Film
Put in charge of his young son, Ali leaves Belgium for Antibes to live with his sister and her husband as a family. Ali’s bond with Stephanie (Academy Award Winner, Marion Cotillard), a killer whale trainer, grows deeper after Stephanie suffers a horrible accident.
“One of the year’s best films precisely because it can’t be boiled down to a message or synopsis. It’s an exercise in style that risks trashiness in search of transcendence, and it’s a sizzling celebration of the power of music, the power of images, and the electric, destructive power of the human body.”–Andrew O’ Hehir, Salon.com