Opening film : "Aline" By Valérie Lemercier
The fiction inspired by the life of singer Céline Dion will start the 26th edition!
Tickets will be available for purchase very soon on festivalcinemania.com.
Inspired by the life of singer Céline Dion, this epic biography, a 30 million dollars budget film shot in the greatest secrecy, retraces the story of the Dieu family. We follow the young Aline from her dreams of glory as a little girl to the grandest stages in the world. To bring this ambitious project to fruition, Valérie Lemercier (THE VISITORS, PALAIS ROYAL, LITTLE NICHOLAS) surrounded herself with Québécois actors, in particular Sylvain Marcel (DE PÈRE EN FLIC 2), in the role of Aline’s agent (René Angélil’s double) and husband as well as Danielle Fichaud (THE PASSION OF AUGUSTINE) who plays the international star’s mother. The director and actress Valérie Lemercier underwent a spectacular transformation to embody the Québec star from ages 5 to 52. She pays her sincere and unconditional homage. To push the realism even further, Céline Dion’s favourite designer Stéphane Rolland was called upon for the costumes. Co-produced by France (Rectangle Productions) and Canada (Caramel Films), the film will be distributed in Québec by Maison 4:3. Producers Edouard Weil, Laurent Zeitoun, André Rouleau, Valérie d’Auteuil and distributor Chantale Pagé are very happy to announce that ALINE will begin its run on November 27.
Québec, end of the 60s. Sylvette and Anglomard greet their 14th child: Aline. In the Dieu family, music reigns and, as Aline grows up, her gift comes to light, she has a golden voice. When the music producer Guy-Claude hears this voice, he has one thing in mind… to make Aline the world’s greatest singer. Supported by her family and guided by Guy-Claude’s experience and then his burgeoning love, together they will write the pages of an out of the ordinary destiny, a love story that sweeps us away on a wave of emotions.