The Other Son: After a mix-up at a Gulf War shelter, a Palestinian baby is returned to an Israeli family, and an Israeli baby goes home with a Palestinian clan. The leads (Jules Sitruk, Mehdi Dehbi) are excellent, the storytelling is compassionate, and the feelings the film generates are more tender than political.
- Louis Black
Rust & Bone: A street fighter (Matthias Schoenaerts) and a whale trainer (Marion Cotillard) forge an unlikely bond after a terrible accident. Director Jacques Audiard's haunting movie connects on a visceral level yet defies easy explanation.
- Marjorie Baumgarten