FÉLICITÉ

20.9. Sunday

12:00 Filmforum Museum Ludwig

 

 

R: Alain Gomis;

Frankreich/Senegal/Belgien/Deutschland/Libanon 2017;

OF lingala m. dt. UT; DCP; 123 min.

FÉLICITÉ is a proud and independent woman who works as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Whenever she goes on stage, she appears to leave the world and her everyday worries behind. Her audiences are quickly infected by the rhythm of her music and her powerful, melancholy melodies. But then one day Félicités son has a terrible accident. Whilst he is in hospital she desperately tries to raise the money needed for his operation. A breathless tour through the impoverished streets and the wealthier districts of the Congolese capital ensues. One of the bars regulars is a man named Tabu who has been known to get carried away in every sense of the term. Tabu offers to help Félicité. Reluctantly, she accepts… Félicités sparsely furnished flat with its permanently defunct fridge becomes a mini utopia in a country that holds no hope for most of its population.” (Berlinale programme 2017)

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