Edith Piaf film to open Berlin Film Festival

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12 January 2007, Berlin (dpa) - The world premiere of a new film about the life of French singer Edith Piaf is to open next month's Berlin Film Festival, organizers of what will the 57th festival announced. La Vie en Rose tells the story of the singer's rise from the Paris slums to one of the world's most celebrated entertainers as well as the scandal that often cast a shadow over her career and which left her at times teetering on the edge of disaster. Coming more than 40 years after Piaf's death, Olivier

12 January 2007

Berlin (dpa) - The world premiere of a new film about the life of French singer Edith Piaf is to open next month's Berlin Film Festival, organizers of what will the 57th festival announced.

La Vie en Rose tells the story of the singer's rise from the Paris slums to one of the world's most celebrated entertainers as well as the scandal that often cast a shadow over her career and which left her at times teetering on the edge of disaster.

Coming more than 40 years after Piaf's death, Olivier Dahan's La Vie en Rose provides a cinematic memorial to her life which was immortalised by her song Non, Je Ne Regrette Rien.

Piaf counted among her circle of friends some of the greatest names of modern European culture and entertainment such as Jean Cocteau, Charles Aznavour and Marlene Dietrich.

La Vie en Rose will be competing with more than 20 films for the festival's coveted Golden Bear.

Dahan, who also wrote La Vie en Rose, has assembled a star-studded cast for his new film, including Marion Cotillard who plays the role of Piaf.

She is joined by Gerard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Greggory, Jean-Paul Rouve and Emmanuelle Seigner.

DPA

Subject: German news

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