Marion Cotillard: Best Actress Award in Cannes?

Marion Cotillard: Best Actress Award in Cannes?
Marion Cotillard

French actress Marion Cotillard is in the cards for Best Actress Award in Cannes this year, due to her role in 'Rust and Bone', a film that was praised by critics.

Marion Cotillard's character in 'Rust and Bone' is considered an 'arrogant princess' who works at a marine park, and loses both legs after been attacked by a whale she was training. Stephanie and Ali (played by Belgian actor Matthias Schoenaerts) meet at a bar where he was working as a bouncer, and after Stephanie's accident they share a strange and surprising love story. Screenwriter Thomas Bidegain explains the idea behind the movie: 'We wanted to tell the story of simple destinies, magnified by accidents. Both try with all their physical might to escape from their condition, in his case his place in society, and in hers the fact she is crippled.'

'Rust and Bone's director, Jacques Audiard, confessed he had wanted to work with actress Marion Cotillard ever since seeing her play the role of Edith Piaf in 'La Vie en Rose': 'She is a very virile actress, and very sensual at the same time, someone who acts with real authority. She is capable of seeing an emotion through all the way.'

The movie was very well-received by critics and the unanimous opinion is that Marion Cotillard delivered another outstanding performance as Stephanie. Cotillard, who is among the few with a chance to take home the Best Actress Award, spoke about the challenges of this role: '“I really had to get under the skin of the character. When I read the screenplay I was overwhelmed. It's all a question of imagination.'

Marion Cotillard makes a return to European cinema projects, after being cast in Hollywood blockbusters like 'Inception' and 'The Knight Rises'.

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