African/Af. Amer, Drama, Music, Social Issues
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MUST END Thursday, December 14th!
Rough and sensitive, punch-packing and poetic by turns, Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis’s fierce, music-filled drama about a proud, strong-willed mother in a breakneck race for survival won the Silver Bear at Berlinale this year.
Félicité’s routine as a bar singer in Kinshasa is upended by the discovery that her 14-year-old son has been badly injured in a motorcycle accident. As she embarks on a desperate journey through the city’s electric streets to get money for his operation, things go from bad to worse; if she can’t save her child, can music save her, or love help her pick up the pieces?
Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu delivers a magnetic performance as Félicité, while a soundtrack by the Congolese musical collective Kasai Allstars and the Kinshasa Symphony Orchestra gets your heart pumping in time with hers.
Félicité’s life is upended when her son is badly injured in an accident. Needing money to save him, she sets out on a breakneck race through the streets of electric Kinshasa in Franco-Senegalese filmmaker Alain Gomis’s fierce, music-filled drama, winner of the Silver Bear at this year’s Berlinale.