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Félicité

  • Carbon Arc Cinema 1747 Summer Street Halifax, NS, B3H 3A6 Canada (map)

dir. Alain Gomis / France, Senegal / 2017 / 123 minutes

 
 

Winner of the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at Berlinale this year, the fourth feature from Senegalese-French filmmaker Alain Gomis is steeped in visual and musical lyricism. Félicité follows a fiercely independent club singer and single mother who lives her life in the chaotically vibrant Congolese capital of Kinshasa with a proud defiance — she doesn't need marriage, a man, or even love to get by. But when her teenage son is in a horrific traffic accident, she must find a way to pay for his operation, which forces this resolutely solo woman to find help before it's too late. This quest sends her on a fast-paced journey through the streets of Kinshasa and eventually leads Félicité to trust in Tabu (Papi Mpaka), a man known more for his indulgences than his intimacies.

Presented in Lingala and French with English subtitles.

Advance tickets are off sale

24 tickets available at the door Friday

 

Later Event: February 16
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