Saturday, March 15, 2008

La Vie En Rose

Synopsis - From the slums of Paris to the limelight of New York, Edith Piaf's life was a battle to sing and survive, live and love. Raised in poverty, Edith's magical voice and her passionate romances and friendships with the greatest names of the period - Yves Montand, Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour, Marlene Dietrich, Marcel Cerdan and others - made her a star all around the world. But in her audacious attempt to tame her tragic destiny, the Little Sparrow - her nickname - flew so high she could not fail to burn her wings.

Review - Had to check this movie out after Marion Cotillard won an Oscar for it and I guess she really deserved it. I can't believe how she transferred herself to play Edith Piaf, totally incredible. Those tiny details, bits and pieces were so well acted out. The cinematography was also great, the flashbacks which represent memories of Edith were put to place in a great way. This a biopic and the film really did a great job to reintroduce a terrific singer. Who said The French can't act? You've got to watch this film to oppose that notion. Best film not in English so far.

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