"La Vie en rose" by Olivier Dahan - Premiere with Marion Cotillard in attendance - Cinéma Impérial, March 13, 7 p.m. - Wide release in Quebec March 16



    MONTREAL, Feb. 28 /CNW Telbec/ - TVA Films is proud to announce that
after opening the 57th Berlin International Film Festival, where it received a
standing ovation lasting over 15 minutes, La Vie en rose, directed by
Olivier Dahan (Les Rivières Pourpres 2) will open across Quebec on March 16.
The film's premiere will be held on March 13 at 7 p.m. at the Cinéma Impérial
with Marion Cotillard, who delivers an uncanny portrayal of Edith Piaf, in
attendance.
    La Vie en rose recreates the remarkable life and times of Edith Piaf,
from childhood to glory, through tragedy and triumph, from Paris to New York.
More incredible than fiction, this biography exposes the soul of an artist and
the heart of a woman. Intimate and intense, fragile yet indestructible,
willing to sacrifice everything for her art: Edith Piaf is a true immortal.
    Born into grinding poverty, Edith Piaf became an iconic figure of French
song and a worldwide superstar. In addition to being a writer and singer of
hit songs, she was also a trendsetter who launched careers by shining the
spotlight on artists who sometimes achieved fame on a par with her own. Edith
Piaf's life was truly extraordinary, with her fame tempered by a series of
tragedies and her impulsive spirit that always burned bright. The film is a
moving tribute to this amazing woman affectionately nicknamed la Môme (the
kid).
    La Vie en rose is a major French production made at a cost of
(euro) 20 million. It opened in France on February 14, and has already been
seen by nearly three million people in its first two weeks of release. The
French critics were unanimous:

    
    - "Marion Cotillard's Edith Piaf is nothing less than monumental, a
       performance for the ages." - Stephen Schaefer, Boston Herald

    - "One of Edith Piaf's signature songs was "Non, Je ne regrette rien" and
      discerning viewers worldwide are unlikely to regret buying a ticket to
      "La vie en Rose"." - Lisa Nesselson, Variety

    - "Olivier Dahan has succeeded completely, beyond all expectations. The
      actress's performance is astounding." (*)(*)(*)(*) - Le Nouvel
      Observateur, Pascal Mérigeau

    - "Dahan chose to make a wild, vibrant, at times dreamlike film. The
       effort relies on an actress, Marion Cotillard, who is quite simply
       superb." (*)(*)(*)(*) - Studio, Patrick Fabre

    TVA Films, with offices in Montreal and Toronto, is a division of Groupe
TVA Inc., an integrated communications company active in the fields of radio
and television, audiovisual production, magazine publishing and the marketing
of various products.
    La Vie en rose will open in wide release in Quebec on Friday, March 16.
Both original French and English subtitled versions will be distributed.

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    Please note that there are no screener DVDs or private screenings for
                                 this film.

                               PRESS SCREENINGS
                        Tuesday, February 27, 10 a.m.
                         Thursday, March 1, 10 a.m.
                           Tuesday, March 6, 1 p.m.
                          Monday, March 12, 10 a.m.
                            Cinéma Quartier Latin
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    For trailers, teasers and more, visit www.lamome-lefilm.com

    Still photos are available on the TVA Films website: www.tvafilms.com
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For further information:

For further information: Brigitte Chabot Communications, (514) 861-7870,
(514) 861-7871

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