Félicité sings in a bar in Kinshasa. When her 14-year-old son has a motorcycle accident, she goes on a frantic search through the streets of Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. And her path crosses that of Tabu.

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Critic Reviews (4)

6.4
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Critical Consensus: Good.
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The Hollywood Reporter

04 Apr 2017
7.0
A raw and realistic portrait of a singer scraping by in modern-day Kinshasa, Felicite marks writer-director Alain Gomis’ return to the Berlinale competition after the 2012 Saul Williams starrer Today. Loosely scripted, intensely performed and loade ...
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The Film Stage

04 Apr 2017
8.0
A wild and adventurous fourth feature from French-African director Alain Gomis, Félicité find ourselves in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, one of the world’s most dangerous places and a hard place in the best of times t ...
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HollywoodGlee

31 Mar 2017
8.0
Felicite, a new film written and directed by Alain Gomis, set in Senegal in modern time, paints a portrait of a community through the trials and tribulations of a full-figured female singer, Felicite, played convincngly by Véro Tshanda Beya. The fil ...
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CineVue

31 Mar 2017
6.0
Félicité marks a return to the Berlinale for Senegalese director Alain Gomis. A graceful and deeply sympathetic piece of work about a Congolese bar singer and her attempts to raise enough money for an operation for her teenage son, Félicité is an ...

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Release Date(s):

February 11, 2017 (Berlin International Film Festival, Germany)
March 23, 2017 (Kino Pavasaris - Vilnius Film Festival, Lithuania)
March 29, 2017 (France)
April 8, 2017 (Istanbul Film Festival, Turkey)

Cinematography:

Céline Bozon

Screenplay:

Alain Gomis, Olivier Loustau, Delphine Zingg

Editor:

Fabrice Rouaud

Production Manager:

Annick Pippelart

Sound:

Benoit De Clerck

Production Company:

Andolfi, Granit Films, Cinekap, Need Productions, Fixer Congo, Katuh Studio

Distribution:

ABC / Cinemien Filmdistributie (Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherland) (theatrical), Hugoeast Holding Limited (China) (all media), trigon-film (Austria and Switzerland) (all media)

Language:

Lingala, French

Runtime:

123 minutes

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