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Director: Alain Gomis
Cast: Vero Tshanda Mputu, Gactan Claudia, Papi Mpaka
Genre: Drama
Language: Lingala, French with English subtitles
Country of Origin: France-Sewnegal-Belgium-Germany-Lebanon 2017 123 mins. (12A)
Winner of the Silver Bear Jury Grand Prix at the 67th Berlin International Film Festival
Released by MUBI

Directed by Alain Gomis (Andalucia, Tey), the film tells the story of Félicité (Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu), 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…

Felicite will screen at the Opening Gala of the Africa in Motion Festival in Edinburgh on October 27th, and will play as part of FILM AFRICA across various UK locations throughout October and November

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Friday, November 10, 2017 (All day)