Felicity

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    Felicity

    Félicité

    Directed by

    France, Senegal, Belgium, Germany, Lebanon

    2017

    123 min

    • Lingala

    Drama

    Félicité, a strong and proud woman, sings in bars in Kinshasa. She drifts away from reality when her 14-year-old son gets into an accident. In electric Kinshasa, she wanders in a world of music & dreams... until love unexpectedly brings her back to life.

    Awards

    • Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize - Berlinale
    • FACE Film Award of the Council of Europe - Istanbul FF
    • Senegalese submission for the Academy Awards
    • FIPRESCI Prize for Best Foreign Language Film of the Year - Palm Springs IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Véro Tshanda Beya
    Gaetan Claudia
    Papi Mpaka
    Screenplay
    Alain Gomis
    Cinematography
    Céline Bozon
    Editing
    Fabrice Rouaud
    Music
    The Kasaï Allstars
    Sales
    JOUR2FETE
    Production
    ANDOLFI
    Production
    CINEKAP
    Production
    GRANIT FILMS

    Press

    The story is interspersed with peaceful, dream-like rural scenes, accompanied by deeply moving symphonies.

    Bénédicte Prot, Cineuropa

    A sensual...urban tapestry with threads of image, sound, poetry, and song.

    Guy Lodge, Variety

    Alain Gomis

    Alain Gomis

    France

    Film is a dream space for me. It seems like the best place to face yourself.

    Born in Paris in 1972. Since his beginnings as a director, Alain Gomis has often turned his attentions to the topics of identity and narrative deconstruction. After making his first videos and short films he directed his first drama L’AFRANCE which focussed on the psychological distress experienced by foreigners living in France. AUJOURD’HUI is Gomis’ third feature film. His film FELICITY screened at the Berlinale where it won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize.

    Selected Filmography