Marion Cotillard: Picture-Perfect at the 56th BFI London Film Festival

Posted Sunday October 14, 2012 1:35 PM GMT

Preparing to partake in a UK screen talk session, Marion Cotillard posed for the cameras at the BFI Southbank in London on Sunday (October 14).

The sassy "Rust and Bone" star sported a super cute look, which consisted of black, strapped high heel sandals and a black-and-white pattern dress, with a black bow tied around her waist. The media event was held as part of the 56th BFI London Film Festival.

In her new drama, Miss Cotillard plays Stephanie, who is a killer whale trainer suffering a tragic accident while developing strong ties with the main character of the film, Ali.

Talking about working with the giant sea creatures during her time at the BFI Film Fest, the Oscar-winning actress dished, "I got to really have a strong connection with the whales, even though I'm not very comfortable being in an environment where the animals are kept in captivity."

"That was my biggest fear actually - I didn't fear the animals, it was just the environment they're in. These big, magnificent animals in a swimming pool doesn't make sense to me. But then there's something very special with them because they're huge, gigantic, beautiful, and still wild," Marion added.

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