International Lens Film Series: La Vie En Rose
1/26/2013, 10:00 pm
Free and Open to the Public
Location: The Commons (Google map of this location)
Presented by: Global Perspectives Student Organization
France, Switzerland, and Germany (2004) Dir: Olivier Dahan.
The life story of tragic French songstress Edith Piaf. Marion Cotillard portrays the superstar once raised as a young girl by her grandmother in a Normandy bordello, then discovered on a French street corner as a complete unknown by cabaret proprietor Louis Leplée. Segues breezily between various episodes from Piaf’s life, and through it all, her ability to funnel personal tragedy into her vocalizations – dazzling audiences in the process. French with English subtitles. Rated PG-13. 136 mins. DVD.