Félicité

123m, DCP

France/Belgium/Senegal/Germany/Lebanon

Showtimes & Tickets

Screened October 27–November 9, 2017

In a makeshift bar on the tough streets of Kinshasa, the proud Félicité (remarkable newcomer Véro Tshanda Beya) scrapes by as a singer, fronting infectious songs by local orchestra the Kasai Allstars. But after her teenage son falls victim to a motorcycle accident, Félicité is sent looking for money to pay for his medical bills and finds herself on a transformative journey. Bursting with music and richly textured, this vibrant, electrifying film opens a window to a world too rarely seen onscreen. A Strand Releasing release

In Lingala and French with English Subtitles

Official selection: Berlin Film Festival, New York Film Festival

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A film by Alain Gomis

A sensual, sometimes hopeful, sometimes disturbing urban tapestry with threads of image, sound, poetry, and song.”

Variety