First show: January 20
Berlin International Film Festival 2017 Winner: Grand Jury Prize (Silver Bear)
Official Senegalese entry for Best Foreign Language Film Oscar
Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo’s capital Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible car accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa – a world of music and dreams. Grand Jury Prize winner at the Berlin International Film Festival, FÉLICITÉ is also an official selection at the Toronto International Film Festival and New York Film Festival, and will be this year’s official entry for Senegal for Best Foreign Language Film for the Academy Awards.
Directed By: Alain Gomis. Screenplay by: Alain Gomis in collaboration with Delphine Zingg and Olivier Loustau. Cinematography: Céline Bozon. Documentary Footage: Dieudo Hamadi and Céline Bozon. Starring Véro Tshanda Beya, Papi Mpaka, Gaetan Claudia, The Kasai Allstars & The Orchestre Symphonique de Kinshasa conducted by Armand Wa.
Country of Origin: France/Belgium/Senegal/Germany/Lebanon. In Lingala and French with English subtitles. DCP. 123 mins.
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