The premiere of the film “Aline” was held in France

Inspired by the life of Celine Dion, the film Aline had a preview Monday night at Le Grand Rex cinema in Paris after its release was repeatedly postponed due to the pandemic.

The feature film was screened in the presence of director, co-writer and lead actress, Valérie Lemercier, as well as other actors from the film, including Quebecers Sylvain Marcel, Antoine Vézina and Danielle Fichaud.


Danielle Fichaud, Valérie Lemercier and Sylvain Marcel at the premiere.

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Danielle Fichaud, Valérie Lemercier and Sylvain Marcel at the premiere.

“It went very well,” said Valérie Lemercier, joined by The newspaper a few minutes after the screening which, she emphasizes, ended with a standing ovation.

“The audience was very attentive. It laughed a lot but there was a lot of silence and a little emotion too. It was really beautiful. “

The French actress and director said she was very happy to be able to share this moment with several of the Quebec film actors who were in Paris to attend the event.


The filmmakers took to the stage after the performance.

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The filmmakers took to the stage after the performance.

“I was very moved to have Antoine Vézina with us because he had not yet seen the film, unlike Sylvain (Marcel) and Danielle (Fichaud) who had seen him at the Cannes Film Festival. [en juillet dernier], she stressed. I can’t wait to give them a hug. These actors are so wonderful. This is my sixth film and I have never seen actors as enthusiastic, as good, as generous as them. This is my new family. “

Romantic comedy

Aline recounts the life of Aline Dieu (played by Valérie Lemercier) and her meeting with music producer Guy-Claude Kamar, characters based on the Quebec singer and her husband René Angélil.


Valérie Lemercier as Aline Dieu ...

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Valérie Lemercier as Aline Dieu …

“It’s a romantic comedy, if I may say so. In fact, she talks above all about the love between René Angélil and Céline Dion, therefore the love between Aline and Guy-Claude, which is shown in this film. It’s not a parody, it’s nothing but beautiful, ”explained in an interview on LCN the interpreter of Guy-Claude, Sylvain Marcel.

The announcement of this project had aroused curiosity on both sides of the Atlantic, with many people saying they were skeptical of the idea.

“There was a message from great directors who laughed, who cried while watching the film. It’s a magnificent film, it’s a “feel good movie”. People will love it, it’s really a great cry of love that Valérie Lemercier made for Celine Dion, ”insisted the Quebec actor a few minutes before the premiere. The film has already been presented last July in the out of competition category of the Cannes Film Festival. It will be released on November 26 in cinemas across Quebec.

– With the collaboration of Maxime Demers

Aline premiered at Cinemania

After being screened in Paris on Monday evening, the film Aline will also be entitled to a grand premiere with a red carpet in Montreal, on November 23, at the Théâtre Maisonneuve at Place des Arts. French actress and director Valérie Lemercier will travel to Quebec to attend this gala evening organized by the Cinemania Film Festival. One of the most anticipated films of autumn in France, Aline must take the poster on November 10 in the theaters of the Hexagon. The feature film will be released in Quebec two weeks later, on November 26. The 27e Cinemania edition will take place from November 2 to 14 in theaters, in Montreal, and from November 2 to 21 online, accessible across Canada.

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