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An incredibly moving film that I not to be missed.
on 23 May 2016
La Vie En Rose is a 2007 French biographical musical film about the life of French singer Édith Piaf, who is played by the absolutely amazing Marion Cotillard. Marion Cotillard won the Academy Award for Best Actress, the BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the César Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her role, marking her the first time an Oscar had been given for a French-language role.
As a child, Piaf was abandoned by her mother with her father, who dumped her with his mother, who ran a brothel. One of the prostitutes took care of her until her father returned, and took her away in quite an emotional scene. She took to singing / performing in the street and one day, her and her father’s act wasn’t going so well. So on the spur of the moment she burst into song, singing "La Marseilles”, kick starting her wonderful career.
I can’t express how wonderful this movie is and how moved I was by Cotillard’s acting. She really played the role well and it was difficult to separate her from her character, as she played it so well.
It was interesting to learn about Piaf’s life, to see how she developed her style under coaching. She had it tough, not just as a child. Alcohol, drugs, love affair and we watch her get old, looking much older than her years. An incredibly moving film that I not to be missed.