Amongst other events last night, I attended a special showing (thank you lovely Jennifer Levy Niederhoffer of Impress Media) of La Vie en Rose, a soon to be released film. It was absolutely wonderful. I love Edith Paif's voice, her songs are usually the soundtrack to my Sunday morning brunch-making at home. Despite my love for her voice though, I knew very little of her life. What a poignant and amazingly produced film this was, really touching on the human character....
"The ferocious talent and indomitable spirit of legendary chanteuse Edith Piaf is celebrated in this French feast of a biopic, featuring a stunning performance by Marion Cotillard as the "little sparrow" who lived, loved and sang with no regrets. A huge hit in France and winner of five Césars, La Vie en Rose arrives on these shores with its uniquely Gallic blend of onstage triumph, backstage tragedy and tempestuous melodrama intact. Skillfully sifting time periods, far-flung locales and extremes of mood and imagery, director Olivier Dahan delivers far more than the standard biopic. Jumping with emotional, if not sequential, logic among pivotal periods in Piaf's life—from her Balzacian childhood as the daughter of a circus acrobat and alcoholic prostitute, her upbringing in a brothel and her discovery by nightclub owner Louis Leplée (Gérard Depardieu) to her passionate affair with boxer Marcel Cedan, years of drug addiction and a hallucinatory final night in Grasse—the film indulges its heroine’s unquenchable thirst for life, love and experience"
For a detailed review of the movie check here.
LA VIE EN ROSE will be released by PICTUREHOUSE in NY, LA, and SF on the 8th of June......not sure about the rest of the country.....I am sure it will trickle down.
Do go see. And Enjoy!
Below, a clip of the wonderful Edith Piaf singing the famed 'La Vie en Rose':