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January 13-19 2020

Program 2018

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FÉLICITÉ is an eccentric exploration of the city Kinshasa, as well as of the mind of the proud main character. Félicité is a nightclub singer and a single mother with a 14-year-old boy. When her son gets into a traffic accident, it forces her to wander the streets of Kinshasa asking for favors and help to pay for his operation.

The Franco-Senegalese director Alain Gomis won the Berlinale Silver Bear with FÉLICITÉ, and this exciting new voice in African cinema has emerged by telling the stories about the Sub-Saharan cityliving and people in a new and refreshing way. Not only has Gomis found a story and a main character worth exploring: He has also found an interesting way to tell it. The critics have raved about FÉLICITÉ and praised Véro Tshanda Beya playing the title role since its premiere at the Berlin Film Festival in 2017.

The film is part of the "Critics' choice" sidebar and is selected by Emilio Sanhueza, freelance film critic/Bergens Tidende.

Introduction before the screening on Thursday.

Program: 
Director: 
Alain Gomis
Screenplay: 
Alain Gomis
Photography: 
Céline Bozon
Actors: 
Véro Tshanda Beya, Papi Mpaka, Gaetan Claudia, Nadine Ndebo, Muambuyi, Léon Makola
Run time: 
2 hours 9 min
Year: 
2017
Country: 
France,
Belgium,
Senegal,
Germany and
Lebanon
Producer: 
Arnaud Dommerc, Oumar Sall, Alain Gomis
Sales: 
Jour2fête
Age rating: 
15
Director info: 

Alain Gomis (b. 1972) is a Franco-Senegalese director. He studied art history and film at Sorbonne University in Paris. FÉLICITÉ is his fourth feature, and won him the Silver Bear at the 2017 Berlinale. In 2012 he participated in the “Emerging Masters” program lead by Andrea Arnold (AMERICAN HONEY).