Félicité is a very intricate film about a very hard-edged woman and her life in a very tough section of Kinshasa. The movie takes us on a journey through the gritty and grimy streets of Kinshasa as Felicite navigates to find money to get her son much needed treatment. Its here we see the resiliance of the woman and the sterness in her character.

This is a well-shot and directed movie with sometimes long drawn out dramatic scenes. The pace is very slow and at times confusing. It took a while to fully grasp the context of the film. In the end, I came to the conclusion that it is a story about love, where the leading character is really longing for love behind all her hard exterior.

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