La Vie en Rose – La Môme (2007) – With English subtitles
The Alliance Française de Santa Rosa invites you to join us to view this Academy Award-winning film – La Vie en Rose – starring Marion Cotillard who won the award for Best Actress, as well as several accolades – BAFTA Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role, the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy and the César Award for Best Actress in a Leading Role for her performance.
Friday, January 24, 2020 from 6:00pm – 8:30pm @ Century 21 NorthBay Alliance at 1057 College Ave, Santa Rosa, CA 95404
Join friends, students, and members of the Alliance Française de Santa Rosa to view this inspiring biographical film of “The Little Sparrow (or waif)” – La Môme !
Édith Piaf, (19 December 1915 – 10 October 1963) the superstar once raised as a young girl by her grandmother in a Normandy bordello, was discovered on a French street corner — as a complete unknown — by cabaret proprietor Louis Leplée (Gérard Depardieu). The film captures various episodes from Piaf’s life — her lover, French boxer Marcel Cerdan’s (Jean-Pierre Martins) championship bout in mid-’40s New York; her period in Hollywood during the ’50s; Piaf’s abandonment as a young girl by her contortionist father (and earlier by her mother, a street singer); her brushes with the law as an adult; and her 1951 car accident and subsequent morphine addiction that caused her to age well beyond her years and left her barely mobile.
Despite a life of turbulence, Piaf funneled personal tragedy and emotional struggles into her vocalizations — mesmerizing audiences to this day.
View Rogert Ebert’s four-star review of this fascinating biography.