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CELINE: THROUGH THE
EYES OF THE WORLD
USA & UK: Sony Pictures Releasing
Cast: Celine Dion, Rene Angelil
Director: Stephane Laporte
USA & UK: 117 mins
UK Certificate: PG contains one use of mild language
USA Release Date: February 2010
UK Release Date: 17 February 2010
CELINE: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD will bring Celine Dion's 2008-2009 Taking Chances World Tour to cinemas across the UK. This special motion picture event gives Dion fans who attended the extremely popular tour - which placed Dion second only to Madonna in ticket sales in 2008 - another chance to experience the magical event, this time from a vantage point unparalleled by any ticket.
Join Celine as she travels to five continents and 25 countries, putting on show-stopping performances of some of her biggest hits. However, this world tour is different as Celine is traveling with her husband Rene Angelil, her 8 year-old son, her mother, and her extended family. Intercutting concert performances with behind the scenes footage, audiences will get the chance to really know Celine, her family, and her co-performers as well as those fans that she meets and performs for around the world.
Inspirational, moving, honest and surprisingly funny, CELINE: THROUGH THE EYES OF THE WORLD captures Dion's deft balance between the demands of an elaborate and extensive year-long worldwide tour and Dion's top priority - caring for and enjoying time with her family.
Having sold more than 200 million albums around the world, Celine Dion is one of the most immediately recognized, widely respected and successful performers in pop music history. During her spectacular career Celine has been honored with over 1000 awards. She is a 5 time Grammy Award winner, including Album of the Year and Best Pop Album for Falling Into You (1996); and Record of the Year and Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "My Heart Will Go On" (1998). Her recordings have won two Academy Awards®: Best Original Song in 1992 for the title song of Beauty and the Beast (with Peabo Bryson), and Best Original Song in 1998 for "My Heart Will Go On" (From Titanic). She has earned 7 American Music Awards, 20 Juno Awards (Canada) and an astonishing 40 Felix Awards (Quebec). In 2004, Celine received the Diamond award at the World Music Awards recognizing her status as the best-selling female artist of all time. In 2007 she was honored with the Legend Award at World Music Awards in recognition of her global success and outstanding contribution to the music industry.
On her Taking Chances World Tour, which took place between February 2008 and February 2009, Dion played concerts in South Africa, the United Arab Emirates, Japan, China, South Korea, Australia, Malaysia, the UK, Belgium, France, Ireland, the Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, Germany, Switzerland, the Czech Republic, Poland, Austria, Italy, Monaco, Canada, Mexico, and 41 cities in the United States. The 5-continent, 25-country, 93-city tour - Dion's first in nine years - was wildly successful, selling over three million tickets.
From Celion Dion
"This was an amazing world tour, but there's a lot more than just concert footage on this film. I let the cameras follow me everywhere. There are a lot of ups and downs, and it's very personal...and it's definitely the most intimate journey that I've ever shared with my fans."
From the director
Stephane Laporte, director of the film, added, "After touring the world with Celine, I can say confidently that there is no performer anywhere like her. She is a consummate entertainer - not only was she committed to giving the fans who came to the shows the best performances she could, but she was just as committed to this film, to make it entertaining and give some insight into what it's like to be on the road for a year with one's family. This is Celine's world and it's a wonderful experience to live in it and be a part of it."