Felicite

Winner - Grand Jury Prize Berlin International Film Festival.
Critic's Pick - New York Times

Sunday Sep 29th @ 3pm - Félicité, stars Congolese musician Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu as Congolese bar singer on a frantic search for her teenage son through the streets of Kinshasa, Congo. (English subtitles).

Director Alain Gomis in person.

Tickets $9. (Discussion with light reception)


 

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09/29/19 - 09/29/19

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Félicité, stars Congolese musician Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu as a nightclub singer who learns that her teenage son has been gravely injured in a motorcycle accident. As she races across Kinshasa to gather money for her son's operation, director Alain Gomis juxtaposes Félicité's dreamlike journey with her music, performed by Mputu with her ensemble, the Kasai Allstars. (123 mins. English subtitles).

 

 

Director - Alain Gomis was born in Paris, France in 1972. The French director of Senegalese origin studied art history and film at the Sorbonne University in Paris.

After beginning with videos and short films, he directed in 2001 his first feature film, L'Afrance, which was awarded a Silver Leopard in Locarno. It was followed by Andalucia in 2007 that was shown at the Venice Days and Aujourd'hui (Tey) that was screened in Competition at the 2012 Berlinale and was chosen as Senegal's entry for an Oscar nomination for Best Foreign Language Film.

 

Director
Alain Gomis

Tags: Film, Old Europe, 2019