Sign of the fog in which the world of cinema is navigating in the midst of a pandemic, the highly anticipated film by Valérie Lemercier, Aline, inspired by the life of Celine Dion, saw its release on Tuesday postponed by nearly a year, to November 2021.
This film loosely based on the life of the Canadian songstress was originally scheduled for release in November 2020.
The cinemas being closed, like other cultural places, since the start of the second confinement at the end of October, this date could not hold.
Distributor Gaumont was forced to revise its schedule on several occasions. The last scheduled date was February 17.
But many actors in the cinema world no longer even dare to bet on a reopening date, while dozens of feature films ready to be released in theaters accumulate and shootings continue.
Among the most anticipated French films to bring audiences back to theaters are the first part of the film Kaamelott or OSS 117: Panic in black Africa, new opus of the humorous adventures of the spy camped by Jean Dujardin, with Nicolas Bedos in the direction. The latter is announced on April 14, 2021, provided that the theaters are reopened.