A swirling, impressionistic portrait of an artist who regretted nothing, writer-director Olivier Dahan’s La Vie En Rose stars 2005 Cesar Award–winner Marion Cotillard (A Very Long Engagement, A Good Year) in a blazing performance as the legendary French icon Edith Piaf. Perhaps finding her nearest American analogues in figures such as Billie Holiday and Judy Garland, the world-famous chanteuse lived a tragic life worthy of a novel by Zola or Balzac. From the mean streets of Paris’ Belleville district—where she was born into abject poverty and grew up surrounded by street performers, hookers, and pimps—to the dazzling limelight of New York’s most famous concert halls, Piaf constantly battled to sing and survive, to live and love. Her magical voice made her a star on both sides of the Atlantic. 2007, color, 35mm, 140 minutes.
La Vie En Rose