The world premiere of Olivier Dahan's Edith Piaf biopic La Vie En Rose will open this year's Berlinale on Feb 8 as part of the Competition section of films vying for the Golden Bear and Silver Bears.

Writer-director Olivier Dahan, whose last film was 2004's Crimson Rivers II, has assembled a star-studded cast around Marion Cotillard in the role of singer Piaf, with Gerard Depardieu, Sylvie Testud, Pascal Gregory, Jean-Paul Rouve and Emmanuelle Seigner.

Dahan is no stranger to the Berlinale having presented his debut feature Brothers: Red Roulette in the Panorama section there in 1995.

La Vie En Rose was produced by Alain Goldman and Legende Enterprises, with TF1 International, TF1 Films Production, Okko Production and Songbird Pictures Limited in cooperation with CanalPlus and TPS Star.

The film is being handled internationally by TF1 and has already been sold worldwide. It will be released by TFM Distribution in France on Feb 14, by Constantin Film Verleih in Germany on Feb 22, and by Picturehouse in the US.