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Félicité depicts a culture and a setting unfamiliar to many viewers, but its themes - and Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu's performance - transcend borders.



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Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa--a world of music and dreams where she'll cross paths with Tabu...

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  • The meandering narrative has a lyrical quality consistent with the many musical numbers.

    Sep 25, 2018 | Full Review…
  • Think High Noon set in Kinshasa and backed by a Congolese beat.

    Jan 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…
  • A heroic, award-winning central performance from the Congolese actress Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu is reason alone to see this often gripping, occasionally infuriating French-language melodrama.

    Nov 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…

    Kevin Maher

    Times (UK)
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  • Beya ... arrives fully formed here as a figure of enormous dignity and warmth, a pillar of resilience who is nonetheless all-too-humanly susceptible to exhaustion, grief and despair.

    Nov 9, 2017 | Full Review…
  • It's a film with seriousness and compassion, though a little lengthy and diffuse. Dramatic storm clouds gather and pass overhead without ever quite bursting into rain.

    Nov 9, 2017 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Félicité has a lyrical spirit that worms its way to the surface even at its most directionless.

    Oct 27, 2017 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

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