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Félicité (2017)

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Critic Consensus: 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.

September 25, 2018 | Full Review…

Think High Noon set in Kinshasa and backed by a Congolese beat.

January 18, 2018 | Rating: 2/5 | Full Review…

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.

November 9, 2017 | Full Review…

Félicité has a lyrical spirit that worms its way to the surface even at its most directionless.

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

Mr. Gomis's cinematic style is spectacularly multifaceted. The camerawork and cutting often have the fleetness of a documentary, but there's nothing sloppy about them.

October 26, 2017 | Full Review…

Gomis's handheld cameras work to keep up with the actors, who seem to move with rare freedom, but he also stages some exquisite and complex flourishes ...

October 24, 2017 | Full Review…

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