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22 films in competition at Berlin festival

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22 films in competition at Berlin festival


Edith Piaf’s magical voice has cast a spell over Berlin on the opening night of the city’s International Film Festival. Olivier Da-on’s “La Vie En Rose” is the first of 22 movies in the main competition vying for the prestigious Golden Bear award.

Piaf is played by French actress Marion Cotillard, who’s already being lauded by critics for her portrayal of the tiny singer whose life was tainted by tragedy.

The world premiere kicks off ten frenetic days for Germany’s rapidly expanding film industry which is looking to cement its reputation as a key place for studios to do business.

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