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129 minutes


Director: Alain Gomis.
Starring: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka.

Winner of the Jury Grand Prix at Berlinale, Félicité is the story of a proud woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. However, life comes crashing down when Félicité’s son has a terrible accident. She desperately tries to raise the money needed for his operation. A breathless tour through the impoverished streets and the wealthier districts of the Congolese capital ensues; a world of music and dreams. Tabu, a regular at the bar, offers to help and she reluctantly accepts. Within the confines of Félicité’s sparse apartment, the trio form an unusual community, thrown together by fate.

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