OK, so I found a link to some video feeds from last Spring's Berlinale where "La Vie En Rose" made its international debut. Well, this is just...sheer madness. I have never seen anything like it in my life. It was truly a disturbing insight into (a) fame and (b) objectification. Though, come to think of it, aren't those mutually exclusive?
The moment when Marion stands all by herself is one of the most incredible things I've ever seen. What drives the press? (Besides the obvious answer of money). It's simply something that must be seen in order to fully grasp what I'm trying (without much success) to articulate.
Here's the link. Click on "Press Conference." It takes a while for it to start, so you'll be faced with some dead air for two or three minutes (thankfully you can scan forward).