Beya ... arrives fully formed here as a figure of enormous dignity and warmth, a pillar of resilience

— Justin Chang, LA Times


Film • Jan 17

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This film is a part of our Foreign Focus series

Co-presented by Catalyst Mbongi.

Director: Alain Gomis

2018 Oscar shortlist Félicité “expresses the moods of life with a magnetic, potent grace.” Set in the city of Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of the Congo, French Senegalese director Alain Gomis’ Félicité is a documentary-style portrait of a singer struggling to care for her son after he is in an accident. Anchored by passionate musical performances and set to a striking soundtrack, Félicité  is an exceptional tale of a woman’s strength and commitment in the face of hardship.

Foreign Focus is sponsored by:
Dr. Gail Morrison
Aaron and Andrea West
Paul and Jean Denman
David Whiteman and Lee Jane Kaufman

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2017. Senegal. 129 min. This film is not yet rated by the MPAA. In Lingala and French with English subtitles.