Films by Gomis, Tucci delight viewers at Berlin Film Fest

BERLIN — Senegalese director Alain Gomis has delighted viewers at the Berlin Film Festival with "Felicite," a movie about the life and struggles of a singer in the Congo city of Kinshasa.

The move, shown Saturday to much applause, tells the story of Felicite, played by Véro Tshanda Beya Mputo, who is struggling to raise money for an operation for her son, who was injured in an accident.

Gomis told reporters he wanted to show that people "can fight for their dignity in all circumstances — and how good that is."

The movie is one of 18 movies competing for the festival's top Golden Bear award.

Also screened Saturday in Berlin was "Final Portrait," directed by Stanley Tucci, about the Swiss artist Alberto Giacometti. It is not part of the Golden Bear competition.

Related News

'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award

Jan 18, 2017

An African-American writer from Kentucky who explores several generations of women in a fictional Southern black township has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

Feb 21, 2017

If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline

AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago.

Feb 5, 2017

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of nine and 19 are auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals this weekend

Must Read

'Birds of Opulence' author wins Gaines literary award

Jan 18, 2017

An African-American writer from Kentucky who explores several generations of women in a fictional Southern black township has won the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence

From restaurants to reefs: recycling discarded oyster shells

Feb 21, 2017

If you slurp oysters from the half-shell in New Orleans, you may be doing more than satisfying a culinary craving: You could be helping to construct reefs that environmental groups hope will save a bit of Louisiana's coastline

AP PHOTOS: Talented young dancers compete in Chicago.

Feb 5, 2017

Hundreds of ballet dancers between the ages of nine and 19 are auditioning in Chicago at the Youth America Grand Prix regional semi-finals this weekend

Trending News

About Us

Tale Out is your go-to website when it comes to global travel and lifestyle news. If you need suggestions for the most relaxing places for vacation or some zen spa retreat, we have it all here in Tale Out.

Contact us: sales@taleout.com