Given that it’s Harry Potter time again (the fifth film in the series has rolled out this\ud week) it’s also that part of the cinematic year during which any number of smaller,\ud quieter, even – dare one say it – potentially more interesting films can come and go\ud almost undetected in the wake of the box-office juggernauts. Not that there’s anything\ud wrong with young Harry; it’s just that enormous franchises like his can so easily\ud obscure worthy smaller films that dare to open at around the same time. La Vie en\ud Rose is precisely such an offering: a carefully made and beautifully performed bio-pic\ud of legendary French songstress Edith Piaf. The film has been a big deal in its native\ud country, and rightly so; here though it’s a minor art-house release, and in my opinion\ud it’s absolutely worthy of discussion
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