With the Oscar buzz about The Artist, maybe its time for some other French actors and actresses to get well-deserved recognition. Sandrine Kiberlain was born on February 25, 1968. She’s made almost 40 films since 1986. I really enjoyed her performance in Alias Betty, a psychological thriller. I first came across her as a singer, however; her 2005 album Manquait plu qu’ça was a critical success in France with some great songs. My favorite is “Le Quotidien”; I just can’t resist singing along to this one. Another album, Coupés bien net et bien carré, followed in 2007.
Today’s expression, la vie quotidienne (lah vee ko-ti-dyen) means “daily life.” It often has the implication of banal routine, the theme of Kiberlain’s song. I don’t think I would mind the daily life of a rising star of French song and film.