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French director Jacques Audiard is set to surprise fans by making his next film a musical. The film-maker who, through films such as The Beat That My Heart Skipped and A Prophet, has become one of the most exciting talents in world cinema, told me he'd been working on the idea for some years. "Oh yes, it will have big dance numbers, choreography, the whole thing. I have always loved the MGM films and also Jacques Demy – my problem is I don't write lyrics or music, so I have to rely on others." Audiard was at the Lff with Rust and Bone in the official competition, a film featuring a terrific performance by Marion Cotillard and a score by Alexandre Desplat as well as some »

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