Edith Piaf Inspires the most Extraordinary Performance

For those of you lucky enough to have the new film La Vie en Rose playing nearby you you should go check out this brilliant movie with one of the most amazing performances and thrilling endings I’ve seen in a long time. It doesn’t hinge on computer generated special effects, but the effects of wonderful film making and performing

For those of you that have seen it take a look at the videos of the real Piaf below (there are many more on youtube), and even though there are no subtitles in these clips you can see that the actress Marion Cotillard captures not only the essence of her subject, but every nuance in expression and speech…truly amazing to watch. There’s a reason why she’s getting some of the best reviews of any actor since perhaps Brando in Last Tango in Paris.

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