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Encyclopedia > Ma Vie en Rose
Ma Vie en Rose

Film poster for Ma vie en rose
Directed by Alain Berliner
Produced by Carole Scotta
Written by Alain Berliner
Chris Vander Stappen
Starring Georges du Fresne
Music by Dominique Dalcan
Zazie
Cinematography Yves Cape
Editing by Sandrine Deegen
Release date(s) Flag of France 28 May 1997
Flag of the United Kingdom 24 October 1997
Flag of the United States 26 December 1997
Flag of Australia 19 February 1998
Running time 88 min.
Country France
Belgium
United Kingdom
Language French
IMDb profile

Ma vie en rose (English translation: My Life in Pink) is a 1997 Belgian film directed by Alain Berliner. It tells the story of a boy named Ludovic, who was born in a male body despite having a female gender identity. The film shows the struggle over gender identity he and his family go through. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Alain Berliner (born 21 February 1963) is a Belgian director best known for the 1997 film Ma vie en rose, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. ... Alain Berliner (born 21 February 1963) is a Belgian director best known for the 1997 film Ma vie en rose, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. ... Zazie (born Evi Moechel in Homburg, Germany), is a German cyberartist based in Austria. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 148th day of the year (149th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... is the 297th day of the year (298th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... is the 360th day of the year (361st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... [[Media:Italic text]]{| style=float:right; |- | |- | |} is the 50th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... Alain Berliner (born 21 February 1963) is a Belgian director best known for the 1997 film Ma vie en rose, which won the Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...

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Title and names

The film's title may be intended as a reference to the famous chanson La vie en rose. In the song, being en rose (in pink) means being in love, but in the film it refers to Ludovic's female gender identity. Chanson is a French word for song, and in English-language contexts is often applied to any song with French words, particularly a cabaret song. ... For the Gundam ship, see La Vie en Rose (Gundam). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


The film features a European doll that is a clone of Barbie, named Le monde de Pam. The brand is fictional. Information Occupation See: Barbies careers Family See: List of Barbies friends and family Created by Ruth Handler Barbie is a best-selling fashion doll launched in 1959. ...


The tomboy girl near the end of the film has the same first name as screenwriter Chris Vander Stappen, who has written and directed several movies involving lesbian relationships. For other uses, see Tomboy (disambiguation). ... This article is about same-sex desire and sexuality among women. ...


Production

Although internationally presented as a Belgian film due to the nationality of the director and screenwriter, the film is an international co-production between companies in Belgium, the UK and France, with the majority of the production work being done by the French independent film house Haut et Court, and the shooting taking place near √Čvry, south of Paris. The Cinema of Belgium can often be considered a blending of Dutch Cinema and French Cinema though with its own unique national qualities. ... In filmmaking, an international co-production is a film made by production companies from different countries. ... An independent film, or indie film, is usually a low-budget film that is produced by a small movie studio. ... For other uses, see Évry (disambiguation). ... This article is about the capital of France. ...


The color timing in the film is significant: it changes as parents exit from the school play, switching to cold blue tones. Color grading is the process of altering and enhancing the color of a motion picture or television image, either electronically, photo-chemically or digitally. ...


American Controversy

In the United States the film was rated R by the MPAA, a controversial decision since it has no sexual content. Those opposed to the rating feel that it was based on the assumption that gender identity and sexual orientation are the same thing.[1] The Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA) is a non-profit trade association formed to advance the interests of movie studios. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Sexual orientation refers to the direction of an individuals sexuality, usually conceived of as classifiable according to the sex or gender of the persons whom the individual finds sexually attractive. ...


Awards

The film won the Crystal Globe award at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival in 1997 and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film at the 55th Golden Globe Awards in 1998. Crystal Globe is the main award at the prestigious Karlovy Vary International Film Festival first given out in 1946. ... Karlovy Vary - venue The Karlovy Vary International Film Festival is a film festival held annually in July in Karlovy Vary (Carlsbad), Czech Republic. ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... For the main article see Golden Globe Awards. ... 57th Golden Globe Awards January 18, 1998 Picture, Drama: Picture, Musical or Comedy: Series, Drama: Series, Musical or Comedy: The 55th Golden Globe Awards, honoring the best in film and television for 1997, were held on 18 January 1998. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ...


External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ...

See also

Preceded by
Kolya
Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film
1998
Succeeded by
Central Station

  Results from FactBites:
 
Ma vie en rose - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (322 words)
Ma vie en rose (My Life in Pink) is a 1997 Belgian film that was directed by Alain Berliner and produced by Carole Scotta.
The film's title might be seen as a pun on the famous chanson La vie en rose, with rose having a very different meaning here than in the song: not being in love but Ludovic's female gender identity.
Dissenting voices are keen to point out that Ma vie en rose has no sexual content, and often feel that the rating is based on the assumption that gender identity and sexual orientation are the same thing.
'Ma Vie en Rose' director reflects on Oscar snub: 2/28/98 (856 words)
"Ma Vie en Rose," first seen at the Cannes Film Festival in May, is a poignant tale of a young boy who wants to be a girl.
To the surprise of many critics, who hailed "Ma Vie en Rose" as one of the top 10 movies of the year, the film did not win a berth in the foreign film category.
Alain Berliner, director of the Belgian film "Ma Vie en Rose," works on the set with George du Fresne, foreground, who plays Ludovic, a 7-year-old boy who wants to be a girl and marry his friend, Jerome, center.
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