Square Náměstí Míru

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Edith Piaf



Square Náměstí Míru

Edith Piaf is just going through one of the most difficult moments of her life in front of the Church of St. Ludmila. Louis Leplée, the man who discovered Edith's talent and led her to stardom, has just passed away. The press, however, blame the diva for his death, and are after her at Louis' funeral.

Grievers in dismay walk down the steps of St. Ludmila’s Church on the square Náměstí Míru (Peace Square) near the Vinohrady Theatre. The press are disrespectful to the gravity of the moment and their unpleasant questions leave the petite singer with no room for breathing. More and more groups of people point their blaming fingers at her. Edith Piaf in tears only finds her hideaway in a car driven up to the church.

The grey frontage of the neo-Gothic church provides its grim backdrop for the heavy moments of the event, and the only element in colour found among the mourners dressed in black are the flowers decorating the coffin.

However, the square Náměstí Míru isn't always depressing as the film shows it. It's found in Vinohrady, a pleasant Prague quarter. The interior of the church is unusually colourful, with its windows of stained glass and the manifold decoration of sculptures and paintings. This way, the airy cathedral could easily fill in for the elegant Paris architecture.


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