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Félicité (2017)

Félicité (2017)

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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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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…

The film's tonal range is formidable enough to suggest that this director may be a major talent who's now emerging from relative obscurity.

October 24, 2017 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

The movie is a virtual documentary of city sights and moods, and also a bitter exposé of a country without a social safety net.

October 23, 2017 | Full Review…

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