The festival of film reports continues. After the big American productions, it is the turn of French cinema to postpone releases since the announcement of the new confinement. The ambitious biopic Aline, retracing the life of Celine Dion, originally scheduled for November 19 and then moved forward a week, is finally postponed to the end of the year at the earliest.
“Someone mentioned the hypothesis of waiting a year: I can’t see myself waiting that long… I would like the film to be released on December 23 because I love Christmas and I love the number 5 , like Celine Dion, said Valérie Lemercier to Parisian . It’s better if the movie isn’t released than it is released and theaters close at that time.“
The Quebec exit from the project – which cost more than 20 million euros – is also postponed. Solicited by several streaming platforms, the one who is also the director of the biopic makes a point of honor to first go through “the cinema box“. “It’s a film that is important to see in theaters, on a large scale: it’s like Celine’s concerts, you have to see them for real», She explains.
A movie theater […] it’s not like a birthday party
Like many film professionals, the actress regrets that there is no exemption to allow the public to go to dark rooms during the re-containment. “In a movie theater, when we are all masked, no one opens their mouths, it’s not like a birthday party where we pass glasses or firecrackers. But I’m not trying to get special treatment. And I see around me a lot of sick people“, Tempers Valérie Lemercier. As Aline, expected productions like Les Tuche 4, Les Cobayes with Thomas Njigol or Men with Gérard Depardieu, Catherine Frot and Jean-Pierre Daroussin will also have to review their schedule.