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Silver Bear
Berlin International Film Festival
Nominee
Golden Bear
Berlin International Film Festival
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Mr. Gomis's cinematic style is spectacularly multifaceted. The camerawork and cutting often have the fleetness of a documentary.
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Felicite



Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a Kinshasa bar. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of her electric city – a world of music and dreams where she’ll cross paths with Tabu…

Official Selection: 2017 Berlinale, Toronto Int’l Film Festival & NY Film Festivals

FÉLICITÉ has been chosen by Senegal as their “Official Oscar Submission” for Best Foreign Language Film for the 2018 Academy Awards ®

Great musical soundtrack featuring Kasai All Stars! See: https://kasaiallstars-felicite-en.tumblr.com/

"Beya ... arrives fully formed here as a figure of enormous dignity and warmth, a pillar of resilience who is nonetheless all-too-humanly susceptible to exhaustion, grief and despair." (Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times)

"POWERFULLY EXPRESSIVE...A MUSICAL, FEATURING EXHILARATING PERFORMANCES." - Richard Brody, The New Yorker

Played at

Royal, 11.10.17 - 11.16.17
Rated NR This film is subtitled This film is subtitled
Runtime: 123 min
Language: French, Lingala

Director: Alain Gomis
Cast: Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu

Awards:
  • Winner, Silver Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
  • Nominee, Golden Bear, Berlin International Film Festival
FEATURED REVIEW: Alan Scherstuhl, Village Voice
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, the Congolese singer turned actress making her screen debut in Alain Gomis’s tough-minded life-in-Kinshasa character study 'Félicité,' can pierce your heart with her croon, rouse your soul with her shout, move you with her mien of c...