Félicité is a proud, free-willed woman working as a singer in a bar in Kinshasa. Her life is thrown into turmoil when her 14-yearold son falls victim to an accident. To save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa - a world of music and dreams where she’ll cross paths with Tabu…
DIRECTOR: Alain Gomis
PRODUCERS: Arnaud Dommerc, Oumar Sall, Alain Gomis
SCREENPLAY: Alain Gomis, Delphine Zingg, Olivier Loustau
PHOTOGRAPHY: Céline Bozon
EDITOR: Fabrice Rouaud
PRODUCTION DESIGNER: Oumar Sall
COSTUME DESIGNER: Nadine Otsobogo Boucher
MUSIC: Kasai Allstars, Arvo Pärt
WITH: Véro Tshanda Beya (Félicité), Papi Mpaka (Tabu), Gaetan Claudia (Samo), Kasai Allstars
Alain Gomis is a Franco-Bissau Guinean-Senegalese director. He was born in 1972 in France, where he grew up. His first two short films, Tourbillons followed by Petite lumière, were selected and received awards at several international festivals. In 2001, his first feature-length film, L’Afrance, won the Silver Leopard at the Locarno Film Festival.
Then came Andalucia in 2007 starring Samir Guesmi, then Tey starring Saul Williams, which was selected for competition at Berlin and won the Golden Stallion at Fespaco in 2013. A partner at Granit Films along with Newton Aduaka (Nigerian director, Ezra) and Valérie Osouf (French director), Alain Gomis also works with producer Oumar Sall (Cinékap) on a training program for young filmmakers and technicians in Senegal (Up Court-métrages). Félicité is his 4th feature-length film.