Beya ... arrives fully formed here as a figure of enormous dignity and warmth, a pillar of resilience
— Justin Chang, LA Times
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