Synopsis: Felicite is a nightclub singer in Kinshasa who lives with her teenage son Samo. When Samo severely injures himself in a motorcycle accident, Felicite must find a way to raise the money to pay for an operation or allow her son's leg to be amputated. The originality and power of French-Senegalese director Alain Gomis's fourth feature lies in the way it transcends this simple against-the-clock narrative to create a shifting, complex portrait of the struggles, joys and imagination of a modern-day heroine. Alive with the diverse sounds of various Kinshasa musicians, Felicite is a deep dive into the days and nights of a city by turns nightmarish and surprisingly radiant.
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