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NY Times: The Good, the Bad and Those Truly French

NY Times: The Good, the Bad and Those Truly French

Marion Cotillard‘s feral portrait of the French singer Edith Piaf as a captive wild animal hurling herself at the bars of her cage is the most astonishing immersion of one performer into the body and soul of another I’ve ever encountered in a film. Her portrayal of Piaf, plucked from the streets of Paris and molded into a music hall legend, ignites Olivier Dahan‘s screen biography “La Vie en Rose,” which opens the Film Society of Lincoln Center‘s annual Rendez-Vous With French Cinema series this evening at Alice Tully Hall. Stephen Holden reports.
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