#CONGONARRATIVES FILM | SYNOPSIS:
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu plays the title character, a nightclub singer in #Kinshasa, the capital of the #DemocraticRepublicoftheCongo (a region not seen so often on the big screen). #Félicité’s life implodes when her son is involved in a nasty motorcycle accident that has left him bloodied and bedridden at a municipal hospital. In order to pay for doctors to fix his broken leg — the operation costs around $600, which is a small fortune - Felicite is forced to hit up everyone in town for money, including a mob boss... [ Filmed in Kinshasa, Senegal & Paris ]
Directed by Franco-Senegalese filmmaker #AlainGomes, Félicité wins the AMAA 2017 Best Film at the 13th edition of Africa Movie Academy Awards, which took place Saturday July 15, 2017 at the Expo Centre, Eko Hotela and Suites, Lagos, Nigeria.
__ Earlier this year, Félicité was also selected to compete for the Golden Bear in the main competition section of the 67th #BerlinInternationalFilmFestival, where it won the Jury Grand Prix award. ➡➡ ‘‘The film talks about the problems that exist, but it makes very clear that we could build something together. What we wanted to do in this film was to be optimistic, but not optimistic in a naive way but optimistic within the framework of our reality, the difficult realities that we encounter...’‘ ~ Alain Gomis, Director
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