CANNES, France (AP) - Jacques Audiard's new movie features poverty, bare-knuckle fighting and a killer whale attack _ yet the French director says it's a sunny romance.
"Rust and Bone" is a love story of jolting twists starring Academy Award-winning French actress Marion Cotillard ("La Vie En Rose") and Belgium's Matthias Schoenaerts ("Bullhead").
Audiard won the Cannes Film Festival's second prize in 2009 with tough prison drama "A Prophet." He said "Rust and Bone" was his attempt to make something completely different _ "a love story full of light and space."
The movie is one of the favorites to win prizes when the festival ends May 27. But it sharply divided journalists Thursday, with opinions ranging from "terrible" to the best film of the year.
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