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Félicité (NR)

Our ESSENTIAL VIEWING series is back! Presented by The UC Film and Media Studies Program we bring you 4 films deemed "Essential Viewing" by the program's professors!

We end with Félicité (2017).

This film will be introduced by and followed with a Q and A discussion with Professor Valentine Umansky

This Film is in French with English Subtitles.

Félicité (2017) - Senegalese director Alain Gomis’s film traces a frenetic musical journey through the teeming streets of Kinshasa. The eponymous protagonist, a nightclub singer, crosses paths with various segments of Congolese society as she desperately searches for money to fund her teenage son’s medical care. Felicité offers a compelling portrait of a determined woman and fascinating look at Kinshasa as a rapidly changing urban space. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize (Silver Bear) at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.

Showtimes for
Thursday, July 18

No Showtimes Available.


2 hr. 3 min.


Alain Gomis


Alain Gomis
Olivier Loustau
Delphine Zingg


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Prince Mbasi
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