Félicité Poster

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

Distributors: Strand Releasing

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

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

  • 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

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