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The life of a talented individual is never simple. Often, the fates of artists, actors, musicians, and other exceptional people are so tragic that it seems as if they are characters from a novel by Balzac or Thackeray. We read their stories with bated breath, secretly observe their lives, and cannot tear our eyes away from the unfolding human dramas.

In this compilation, I invite you to trace the life of the great French singer Edith Piaf, a woman who couldn't exist without music and love. The biopic "La Vie en Rose" was released worldwide in 2007.

The film is divided into three parts, intersecting in a chaotic manner. We witness Edith's difficult childhood spent in squalid rooms of a brothel, see her performing on the streets with her acrobat father. The film briefly depicts the vibrant moments of her reckless youth: street performances, friendships with criminals, appearances in taverns, romantic relationships with men. Finally, we see Edith, not yet old but already sick and frail, crushed by life and unable to sing and perform.

Scenes and shots from the film overlap, intertwine, and change places, creating a cohesive and contradictory story. The film has almost no scenes depicting Edith Piaf's struggle with severe drug addiction, no description of her life during the war years, and very little is said about her difficult relationships with loved ones. Nevertheless, even without these scenes, the biopic is emotionally charged and powerful, as evidenced by the 5-minute segment when the heroine wakes up in bed, sees her lover next to her who has flown in from another country, excitedly jumps out of bed to get him a prepared gift, only to encounter terrified and horrified faces at the exit from the room. Edith returns to the room and realizes that the man is not there, and it was just a vision. His plane has crashed, and all the people outside the door are mourning him. Edith's life consisted of extremes: poverty and the luxury of concert halls, pleasures and suffering, all-consuming passion, and loneliness.

Director Olivier Dahan managed to gather prominent French actors in the film, including Gérard Depardieu, Emmanuelle Seigner, Pascal Greggory, and, of course, Marion Cotillard, who played Edith Piaf. Marion rightfully received an Oscar for this role: she managed to immerse herself in her character, live through her complex and poignant life. She showed us a young and eccentric girl from a poor family, a proud and desperate artist, a disillusioned and ailing woman who regretted her weaknesses.

Life in rose-colored hues is not as simple as it may seem at first glance. As Edith Piaf herself said, "For me, there is nothing more important in life than love and my songs, but my songs are also love."