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NAME OF FILM: FÉLICITÉ
DIRECTOR(S): Alain Gomis
STARRING: Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu, Gaetan Claudia, José Lusala
GENRE: Drama Film
SYNOPSIS: Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in the Congo. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-year-old son gets into a terrible accident. To raise the money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa, a world of music and dreams. From French director Alain Gomis, Félicité was awarded the Grand Jury Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival and has been shortlisted for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.
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