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Our Joy – On “Félicité” by Alain Gomis

The surprise of 67th Berlinale, Alain Gomis breath-taking portrayal of a mother trying to save her son is an amazing meditation into a city (say, a country) into demise without any moral/social cornerstone. Felicite is mesmerizingly beautiful, breathtakingly painful, and deliberately dreamy. Stylistically enough, those fantasy interludes with classical ensemble brings such a ingenious insight of the singer/title character meanwhile her gloomy night-crawling dreams adds depth to her failures as her backstory enfolds.

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