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Film Africa 2017: FÉlicitÉ
Saturday 28 October
All orders will be subject to a fee of £1.50 except if your tickets are free or if you are a member
What's it all about?
A gifted South African singer (Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu) starts a desperate search for money to pay for her son's treatment when he suddenly falls ill.
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Félicité (Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu) makes her living by singing in a popular Kinshasa bar, where audiences are quickly infected by her powerful, melancholic melodies.
When her son suffers a sudden accident, Félicité embarks on a breathless tour through the Congolese capital as she tries desperately to raise the money for an urgent operation. Lady’s man and bar regular, Tabu, offers to help and she reluctantly accepts, despite knowing that his actions are unlikely to be entirely benevolent.
The music is the beating heart of Gomis’ award-winning and compelling drama, while the remarkable central performance from Véro Tshanda Beya Mputu poignantly captures the realities of what it is to be a woman habitually harassed by men.
Things you need to know:
If you choose an e-ticket when booking, the barcode on your smart phone is a ticket. Don't queue at Ground Floor Box Office, just follow the red line on the floor all the way to the cinema!
- If you don't have a smartphone, collect your ticket at Box Office or print your e-ticket and bring it with you
- There will be minimum of 5 minutes of trailers before the film begins
Mondays mean £6 single tickets or 2 for £10. Select Rich Mix Six when booking online and the discount is applied once you've logged in
Monday and Tuesday mean film for £5 for Tower Hamlets residents or Tower Hamlets employees. Simply show an Idea Store or Tower Hamlets library card when booking. Not available online
- Tuesdays and Wednesdays mean 2 for 1 tickets with Meerkat Movies. It's really easy to get a code, see comparethemarket.com for details
This event is wheelchair accessible.