Some French cinema recommendation: Rust and Bone (2012) (De rouille et d'os)
From the moment I saw this film was French and that it had the superb actress Marion Cotillard, I knew two things : That it was not going to be a conventional film and that the 85% score in Rottentomatoes was not a coincidence, the film had to be a good one! Well , I was not wrong at all, it was not a conventional film and Marion Cotillard plays an excellent role! Gee , the way she transforms herself is unbelievable! I don't want to tell you much, as usual , it's a drama film about 2 hard lives that mingle and learn to struggle together: A legless previous whale instructor, Stephanie (amazing some of the scenes where you cannot see her legs) and an ex-boxer father of 1, Matthias Schoenaerts, trying to find his path. Some of the highlights for me, some of the photographic moments (beautiful) of the whales in the water and Stephanie (Marion Cottillard); the scene about Stephanie swimming in the sea for the first time after the accident; the scene about Ali's ( Matthias Schoenaerts) son in the ice and some of the lines : "Do you want to fuck?" (you will understand when you see it); "Are you OP?" ETC, ETC.
Last thing from me, make sure you are not depressed when you go and see this film, it's VERY DRAMATIC but definitely worth it!!