For this week’s Reel vs. Real treat for cinephiles, we bring you a 2007 biographical film which tells about the life of renowned French singer Edith Piaf. The lovely Marion Cotillard impressively brings to life the so-called “Little Sparrow” and “Voice of France” in this fascinating movie!
Considered by many as one of the finest biographical films ever made, the 2007 French biopic La Vie en Rose (“life through rose-colored glasses”) looks back at the extraordinary life of French singer Edith Piaf, regarded one of France’s greatest international stars. The film, which borrows its title from one of Piaf’s best known songs (her signature song, in fact), chronicles her life from her troubled childhood, street singing days, and humble beginnings as a successful singer on stage, as well as her affair with French boxer Marcel Cerdan.
The film was a box office success, and the lovely Marion Cotillard earned seven major Best Actress Awards for her performance as the chanteuse Edith Piaf. La Vie en Rose also earned several other nominations and awards, and became one of the two French films to win more than one Oscar.
Watch the trailer for La Vie en Rose below:
A series made for cinephiles, Reel vs. Real highlights some notable biographical films that you may or may not have watched, and puts the biopic actors side by side with their real life counterparts.