Dir. Valérie Lemercier, 2020, France, 126 min, DCP, color
With Valérie Lemercier, Sylvain Marcel, Danielle Fichaud
In French with English subtitles
Valérie Lemercier, Best Actress Award, César Awards 2022
Out of Competition, Cannes Film Festival 2021
FIAF presents an exclusive preview screening of Aline on Thursday, March 31 at 7pm, ahead of its US release in April by Roadside Attractions.
The youngest of a hardworking French-Canadian couple’s 14 children is propelled to global music superstardom in Aline, the highly anticipated fictional musical dramedy freely inspired by the life of Céline Dion. For Aline Dieu (Valérie Lemercier), nothing in the world matters more than music, family and love. Her powerful and emotional voice captivates everyone who hears it, including successful manager Guy-Claude Kamar (Sylvain Marcel), who resolves to do everything in his power to make her a star. As Aline climbs from local phenomenon to best-selling recording artist and international superstar, she embarks on the two great romances of her life: one with the decades-older Guy-Claude and the other with her adoring fans.
Valérie Lemercier wrote, directed, and also performed in this faux biopic that received critical and public acclaim in France upon its release in 2021.
“I’ll be thinking about it for years to come” — Kyle Buchanan, The New York Times
“Must be seen to be believed” — Richard Lawson, Vanity Fair