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France | 2017 | 123 minutes | Alain Gomis

October 5, 2017

In this Berlin Jury Prize winner, a Kinshasa nightclub singer sets off across the city in search of money after a motorbike accident puts her son in the hospital. Propelled by a sensual, diverse soundtrack, Alain Gomis' lyrical new film transports you into the unruly Congolese nightlife, revealing a city as tough, tender, and independent as the woman who struggles to navigate it.

Screening as part of French Cinema Now.

  • Original Language Title: Félicité
  • Director: Alain Gomis
  • Principal Cast: Tshanda Beya, Gaetan Claudia, Papi Mpaka, Kasaï Allstars
  • Premiere Status: Seattle
  • Country: France, Senegal, Belgium
  • Year: 2017
  • Running Time: 123 minutes
  • Producer: Arnaud Dommerc, Alain Gomis, Omar Sall
  • Screenplay: Alain Gomis
  • Cinematographers: Céline Bozon
  • Editors: Fabrice Rouaud
  • Music: The Kasaï Allstars
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Berlin Film Festival 2017 (Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize)
  • Filmography: Aujourd'hui (2012); Andalucia (2007); L'afrance (2001)
  • Language: French
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • US Distributor: Strand Releasing
  • International Sales: JOUR2FETE

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