Country:Frankreich, Belgien, Senegal, Deutschland, Libanon 2017
Aspect ratio:16:9
Language:OF m. dt. UT
Length:123 Minutes
Film series:15. Afrika Film Festival

Director :Gomis, Alain
Screenplay:Gomis, Alain
Cinematography:Bozon, Céline
Editing:Rouaud, Fabrice
Cast:Claudia, Gaetan
 Manuana, Elbas
 Mpaka, Papi
 Ndebo, Nadine
 Tshanda Beya Mputu, Véro


"FÉLICITÉ is a proud and independent woman who works as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Whenever she goes on stage, she appears to leave the world and her everyday worries behind. Her audiences are quickly infected by the rhythm of her music and her powerful, melancholy melodies. But then one day Félicité’s son has a terrible accident. Whilst he is in hospital 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. One of the bar’s regulars is a man named Tabu who has been known to get carried away in every sense of the term. Tabu offers to help Félicité. Reluctantly, she accepts… Félicité’s sparsely furnished flat with its permanently defunct fridge becomes a mini utopia in a country that holds no hope for most of its population." (Berlinale programme 2017)


Die Filmmusik stammt von den legendären Kasai Allstars aus Kinshasa, die zum Abschluss des Jubiläumsfestivals am 3.10.2017 im Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld live zu erleben sind.
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