AI will resurrect Edith Piaf in a biopic

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Artificial Intelligence, in addition to creating, as we have heard in the controversial song created by AI with the voice of Bad Bunny that went viral on social networks, allows us to revive some glories that are no longer with us. This is the case of the first animated biographical film of an artist, and the chosen one is none other than the French singer Edith Piaf.

The legend of Piaf has crossed temporal boundaries and its musical legacy has survived to this day. Therefore, since Warner Music Entertainmentthe producer Seriously Happy together with the scriptwriters Julie Veillie and Gilles Marliachave decided to honor her by telling “the incredible story of Piaf about how he overcame his struggles to become a symbol of female empowerment and one of the most emblematic French artists of all times”.

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What will the biopic be like?

To recreate the figure of Edith Piaf and to be able to provide authenticity to her image and her voice, the AI ​​will use a large number of images, videos and voice clips of the artist herself that are more than 80 years old.

The film will be narrated by herself Piaf and will recount the most notable moments of his turbulent life: from his triumphs in music to his complicated childhood. It will take place between Paris and New York, cities where the artist lived, between 1920 and 1960, and the duration is expected to be around 90 minutes.

What do the heirs of Piaf’s estate think?

Catherine Glavas and Christie Laumesisters of Theo Saraposecond husband of Edith Piaf and heirs of her heritage, have commented that the process of creating this film and being able to hear the voice of the singer of The Life in Rose“it has been a special and moving experience. Technology has made us feel like we are back in the room with it. The animation is beautiful and, Through this film, we will be able to show the real side of Edith: his cheerful personality, his humor and his unbreakable spirit.”

For her part, the screenwriter Julie Veillewho has also participated in other biopics such as Stevie Wonder: visionnaire et prophète, Diana Ross, supreme diva, Sting: a free man and Nile Rodgers, the secrets of a tube producerexplained that “it has been a privilege to work alongside Edith’s Estate to help bring its story into the 21st century. Our goal is to use the latest advances in animation and technology to bring the timeless story to audiences of all ages.”.

And the executive director of Warner Music in France, Alain Veille ensures that “Edith is one of France’s greatest artists and remains a source of pride for the French people. Your story deserves to be told and through this film we will be able to connect with a whole new audience and inspire a new generation of fans.”

The musical legacy of Edith Piaf

Also known in France as the Môme Piaf, Edith Giovanna Gassionbetter known by the surname Piafwhich in French means sparrow, due to her characteristic timbre of voice, continues to be the French singer with the greatest recognition, both nationally and globally.

At the age of 15 he began singing in some cafes in Paris to earn money and help at home. Little by little she began to gain fame thanks to her appearances in cabarets in the suburbs of Paris and in 1936 she released her first album, Les momes de la cloche (The children of the bell). After this several more would arrive, among which are his most famous songs: Non, je ne regrette rien, La Foule, Hymne à L’amour, La Vie en Rose, L’Accordéoniste, Mon Légionnaire either Sous le ciel de Paris.

In his compositions he used to sing about love and, in addition to being a performer, he used to write poems, which followed the same thematic line.


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