Release Date: October 27th, 2017

DVD Release Date: January 23rd, 2018

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 4 min

Plot Summary

Félicité is a Congolese singer who desperately needs money after her 14-year-old son Samo suffers a serious accident. She soon finds financial and emotional support from Tabu, one of the regulars in the bar where she performs.

Director: Alain Gomis

Genres: Drama

Ratings & Reviews

  • 60
    Lee MarshallScreen International

    Undemonstrative but at the same time oddly compelling - rather like its eponymous main character - Felicité is a challenging, perhaps overlong, but also quietly resonant slice of new African cinema. show more

  • 70
    Jordan MintzerThe Hollywood Reporter

    It’s intense if somewhat choppy filmmaking, although the passion of the amateur cast and vividness of the Kinshasa locations help make up for the narrative shortcomings. show more

  • 75

    The sheer musicality of Félicité signals Gomis’ refusal to be pigeonholed into any category of filmmaker. show more

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