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DIRECTOR Alain GOMIS Forntline
Nation France, Belgium, Senegal, Germany, Lebanon 2017123minDCPcolor Fiction
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Felicite, a singer in a bar, sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa?a world of music and dreams where she’ll cross paths with Tabu to save her 14-year old son.

  • Review

    Felicite is a club singer in Kinshasa, Congo. One day, she´s conned out of the money for her son’s surgery. He colleagues help her while she begs for money to the rich. The shaking streets and scenery of Congo shot by a hand-held camera reveal her precariousness. The camera depicts more than just the painful reality. The songs by Felicite in between the painful scenes convey joys and sorrows of life and hope. The songs in the film are the expression of sympathy for African culture as well as a pathway to represent the protagonist’s mind. Felicite won the Grand Jury Prize at Berlin International Film Festival this year. It is a song that longs for hopes for Africa through the life of a woman. When she finally gets the money, the brutal reality takes away her son’s leg. However, the life continues as her song hasn’t stopped. [LEE Sang-yong]

  • Credit

    Director Alain GOMIS
    Screenplay Alain GOMIS, Olivier LOUSTEAU, Delphine ZINGG
    Producer Arnaud DOMMERC
    Cinematography Celine BOZON
    Editor Fabrice ROUAUD
    Music Kasai All STARS, Kinshasa Symphonic ORCHESTRA
    Sound Benoit DE CLERCK
    Cast Vero Tshanda BEYA, Papi MPAKA, Gaetan CLAUDIA



Born in 1972, he is a Franco-Bissau Guinean-Senegalese director who grew up in France. In 2001, his first feature-length film, L’Afrance(2001), won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival. Then came Andalucia in 2007 starring Samir Guesmi, then Tey starring Saul Williams, which was selected for competition at Berlin and won the Golden Stallion at Fespaco in 2013. Felicite is his 4th feature-length film.