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French Film Festival: Felicite

Alain Gomis, 2017 / 129 min.  Presented by Marcella Munson, Ph.D., FAU Department of Languages, Linguistics, and Comparative Literature: Félicité is a nightclub singer in a little bar in Kinshasa who lives alone with her teenage son Samo. When Samo severely injures himself in a motorcycle accident, Félicité 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 FrenchSenegalese director Alain Gomis’s fourth feature lies in the way it transcends this simple against-the-clock narrative, the kind of story that has driven films of social realism from Bicycle Thieves to the Dardenne Brothers, to create a shifting, complex portrait of the struggles, joys, and imagination of a modern-day heroine – and by extension, of the city she lives in

Free and open to the public

For more information, contact  Viviana Pezzullo  at vpezzullo2016@fau.edu

Thursday, February 20 at 6:30pm

Performing Arts, 101
777 Glades Road, Boca Raton, FL 33431

Event Type

Film screenings

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arts-culture

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