Director: Alain Gomis
2017 Democratic Republic of the Congo Lingala and French, with English subtitles
Narrative feature / 123 minutes
Félicité sings in a club, barely scraping a living in the tough city of Kinshasa — grittily, vividly conveyed here. Even fixing her fridge seems too much. Then her son is badly injured in an accident and the fiercely independent Félicité must ask for help to raise the huge price of the surgery he needs. This film explores the resilience of people who find small ways to transcend their troubles and acknowledge their kinship.
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