Our ESSENTIAL VIEWING series is back! Presented by The UC Film and Media Studies Program we bring you 4 films deemed "Essential Viewing" by the program's professors!
We end with Félicité (2017).
This film will be introduced by and followed with a Q and A discussion with Professor Valentine Umansky
This Film is in French with English Subtitles.
Félicité (2017) - Senegalese director Alain Gomis’s film traces a frenetic musical journey through the teeming streets of Kinshasa. The eponymous protagonist, a nightclub singer, crosses paths with various segments of Congolese society as she desperately searches for money to fund her teenage son’s medical care. Felicité offers a compelling portrait of a determined woman and fascinating look at Kinshasa as a rapidly changing urban space. Winner of the Grand Jury Prize (Silver Bear) at the 2017 Berlin Film Festival.
Wednesday, June 26
2 hr. 3 min.
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu