Félicité

Félicité

Frankreich / Senegal / Belgien / Deutschland / Libanon 2016/2017, Spielfilm

Inhalt

Félicité is a proud and independent woman who works as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Whenever she goes on stage, she appears to leave the world and her everyday worries behind. Her audiences are quickly infected by the rhythm of her music and her powerful, melancholy melodies. But then one day Félicité's son has a terrible accident. Whilst he is in hospital she desperately tries to raise the money needed for his operation. A breathless tour through the impoverished streets and the wealthier districts of the Congolese capital ensues. One of the bar's regulars is a man named Tabu who has been known to get carried away in every sense of the term. Tabu offers to help Félicité. Reluctantly, she accepts. After his spell in hospital, Félicité's son has a hard time picking up his old life, but it is lady’s man Tabu of all people who manages to coax him out of his shell. Félicité's sparsely furnished flat with its permanently defunct fridge becomes a mini utopia in a country that holds no hope for most of its population. The trio forms an eccentric community thrown together by fate, each of whom is free to go their separate ways together.

Source: 67. Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin (Catalogue)

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Director:Alain Gomis
Assistant director:Delphine Daull, Demba Deye
Screenplay:Alain Gomis
Director of photography:Céline Bozon
Production design:Oumar Sall
Make-up artist:Nadine Ostobogo Boucher, Ana Senghor
Costume design:Nadine Ostobogo Boucher, Emma Zola
Editing:Fabrice Rouaud
Sound design:Jean-Pierre Laforce, Fred Meert
Sound:Benoit De Clerck
Casting:Roger Ngandu Kangudia, Deschamps Matala Shakembo
Music:The Kasaï Allstars (FR), Kingshasa Symphonie Orchester (FR)
  
Cast: 
Véro Tshanda BeyaFélicité
Gaetan ClaudiaSamo
Papi MpakaTabu
  
Production company:Andolfi (Paris), Granit Films (Paris)
in co-production with:Need Productions (Brüssel), Katuh Studio (Berlin), Schortcut Films (Beirut)
Producer:Arnaud Dommerc, Alain Gomis, Oumar Sall
Co-Producer:Anne-Laure Guégan, Géraldine Sprimont, Vanessa Ciszewski, Georges Schoucair
Executive producer:Roger Ngandu Kangudia
Unit production manager:Oumar Sall
Original distributor:Grandfilm (Nürnberg)
Length:124 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.10.2017, 172289, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 05.10.2017

Titles

Originaltitel (DE) Félicité
Weiterer Titel Felicity

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Original

Length:124 min
Format:DCP
Picture/Sound:Farbe, Stereo
Rating:FSK-Prüfung (DE): 05.10.2017, 172289, ab 6 Jahre / feiertagsfrei
Screening:Uraufführung (DE): 11.02.2017, Berlin, IFF - Wettbewerb;
Kinostart (DE): 05.10.2017
 

Awards

IFF Istanbul 2017
Face Film Award
 
Berlinale 2017
Silberner Bär, Großer Preis der Jury
 
Fespaco 2017
Goldener Hengst
 

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