Synopsis: The life story of Canadian singing sensation Aline Dieu.
Release Date: January 21, 2022
Thoughts: It was back in June when I heard there was a “Celine Dion biopic” premiering at Cannes and let me tell you I literally dropped what I was doing the moment the first trailer arrived shortly thereafter. I didn’t post anything about it when it opened at the festival to some surprisingly positive reviews but now that it is arriving in theaters in January, I think it’s time to share the wealth of Aline, the ‘fiction freely inspired by the life of Celine Dion’.
I’d be so interested to read more about the logistics of using Dion’s life story and her music but not her name or the names of those in her life. I’m at least glad that writer/director/star Valérie Lemercier’s approach appears to be one of genuine sincerity and not mocking the French-Canadian who has been such an easy target over her amazing career trajectory. It’s an odd way in, that’s for sure, but I think it looks completely bizarre in the best way possible. You better believe I’ll be keeping my eyes and ears open for this one the moment I can see it because as a longtime fan of Dion I’m truly fascinated in what this film has to offer.