Still from Félicité

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.

Woven into the fabric of the film is a soundtrack performed by Congolese musical collective Kasaï Allstars (arrangements by Orchestre Symphonique Kimbanguiste), creating the sensation of the music being a secondary script that transports us through Félicité's journey. Directed by Senegalese-French film-maker Alain Gomis.





Saturday, August 11, 2018
Studio Theatre
235 Queens Quay West