This week I had the great pleasure to see a wonderful movie which used the traditional Captured Performance technology. You know the one where the picture of actors get printed onto celluloid not the crappy lifeless motion capture stuff.
Olivier Dahan “La Vie en Rose” (2007) is probably the best movie I have seen for a long time. Yes the editing is a bit confusing, yes Dahan omitted to mention the second world war and some important parts in the life of 1950 french singer Edith Piaf, yes it is a bit long, but this dark, emotional tale is such a pleasure to watch and even if you don’t fancy 1950’s song you can only succumb to the stunning interpretation of the first famous french Rockstar by Marion Cotillard.
If just like me you don’t understand why Zemekis wastes his time and my time releasing crappy lifeless movies then “La vie en Rose” is for you!