By Melissa Silverstein | Women and Hollywood September 7, 2012 at 9:30AM
Marion Cotillard stars in Rust and Bone as Stephanie, a whale trainer, who becomes close with a single father and boxer, Ali, after a devastating accident where she loses her legs. The film had its North American premiere last night in Toronto. Cotillard is as usual fantastic as a woman trying to remake her life after she is forced by the accident to change everything about herself and her life. She is drawn to Ali (Matthias Schoenaerts) a total loser boxer/security guard who has a short fuse and not a lot of options. Since they had only met once before the accident, he has no preconceived notions of who she is and was before. The forge a unllikely bond as they both struggle to move on with their lives. Sony Pictures Classics will release the film this fall.