Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Non, je ne regrette rien

Photo: Wikimedia

A last minute decision was made tonight to hit up the 8:00 showing of 'La Vie En Rose' at the Granville Cinema. I'd envisioned Robaxacet and a hot bath for myself this evening, but I was quite easily persuaded to do otherwise. I've been dying to see this film, and was super excited to realize that it's still playing on the big screen- so when Shawna suggested it, I just couldn't say no. After a brief shopping spree on Robson, for which I played stylist (and wardrobe critique)- not the shopper, the two of us skipped down the street to the movie theatre.

The buzz did not disappoint. Marion Cotillard's portrayal of Édith Piaf was absolutely 'incroyable'...seriously brilliant. The film tells the story of Miss Piaf's life, which is mind blowing, and completely heart wrenching. I thought it was an absolutely beautiful film. I will not go into too much detail other than to say that it's a must see. Beautiful music, genuine characters with amazing attention to detail ...a touching film about a dynamic woman, played to perfection.

I have such a great love for the French language. I'm asked quite often if I think that the French Immersion program is worthwhile and whether or not I feel that having a second language is a benefit...my answer is unequivocally yes! I couldn't be more thankful for that program, those teachers, the friends and the gift of that language.

Last week, J. recommended another Marion Cotillard film called 'Love Me If You Dare' which I haven't had a chance to check out yet, but hope to very soon. I think she's just divine.

Nothing like a little inspiration on a Tuesday night, right?


David said...

sounds like a fun night. i love all things french as well. there's something mysterious and romantic about the language, IMO.

Melissa and Chris said...

Remercier - vous pour un jour recommandation. MOI seront sûre à voyons le! (it took me an hour to remember half these words so don't expect much more from me...) Hugs!

Raul said...

I also want to watch La Vie en Rose, but I am going to wait until Sunday night (with a very close friend of mine) -- I was *this* close to renting it last night! I ended up watching Sydney White (URGH). :)

Anonymous said...

If I am not mistaken, the song La Vie En Rose actually has a big place in Love Me if You Dare. I haven't seen it in a year or so, but I am pretty sure it is that song that plays throughout the movie. Please please review it when you watch it, for better or worse, because I really want to know your thoughts on it.

- J @ Hollow-Star.net

Miss 604 said...

The first I heard of this movie was at the Oscars, which is kind of sad, but at least now I really want to see it.

And I'm a French Immersion kid too, so much so, that I watch Amelie with the captions off. That's hardcore. haha

Jennifer Stoddart said...

captions off is the only way to do it. i find the subtitles distracting. yah team french immersion! :)