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Edith Piaf film leads Cesar nods
Marion Cotillard
Star Marion Cotillard has also been nominated for an Oscar
A movie about the life of French singer Edith Piaf has received 11 nominations at France's Cesar film awards.

La Vie En Rose is up for best film along with Persepolis, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, La Graine et le Mulet and Un Secret.

French star Marion Cotillard, who has been Oscar-nominated for her portrayal of the tragic chanteuse, has been shortlisted for best actress.

The awards ceremony takes place in Paris on 22 February.

Cotillard has also been nominated for best actress at next month's Bafta awards for her role in La Vie En Rose, which was released under the name La Mome in France.

The movie is also an Oscar contender in the best make-up and costume categories.

Julien Schnabel's The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, based on a real-life story about a stroke victim, is also in the running for two Oscars - best director and best adapted screenplay.

Persepolis, about a girl growing up in Iran, is vying for the Academy's best animated picture award.

La Graine et le Mulet is a witty social drama set in immigrant France while Un Secret is a wartime drama about a family secret.



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