French/Senegelese Film - Felicite

Félicité

Winner of a Silver Bear Berlin /

 

Drama/Music - 2017 - French/Senegelese

 

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

Director:

Alain Gomis

Writers:

Alain Gomis, Olivier Loustau, Delphine Zingg

Stars:

Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu; Gaetan Claudia; Papi Mpaka, Nadine Ndebo.

2 hr 30 mins

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Rating - 6.5

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Rating - 98%

Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu is a formidable presence as Félicité, a single mum of a tearaway teen boy Samo (Gaetan Claudia), for whom she must stay strong. She is scratching a living with her music, evidently bruised and humbled by the reverses of her life, drifting into a relationship with Tabu (Papi Mpaka), the boozy, unreliable guy who once came to repair her fridge.

Peter Bradshaw - The Guardian