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Director: Charlotte Regan Run Time: 84 min. Release Year: 2023
Starring: Alin Uzun, Ambreen Razia, Harris Dickinson, Laura Aikman, Lola Campbell
This vibrant and inventive father-daughter comedy follows Georgie (Lola Campbell), a resourceful 12-year-old girl who secretly lives alone in her flat in a working class suburb of London following the death of her mother. She makes money stealing bikes with her best friend Ali (Alin Uzun) and keeps the social workers off her back by pretending to live with an uncle. Out of nowhere, her estranged father Jason (Harris Dickinson; Triangle of Sadness, Beach Rats) arrives and forces her to confront reality. Uninterested in this sudden new parental figure, Georgie is stubbornly resistant to his efforts. As they adjust to their new circumstances, Georgie and Jason find that they both still have a lot of growing up to do. Winner of a Grand Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival, Scrapper is full of spirit, humor, and formal inventiveness that sets it apart from much of British working-class cinema. Dickinson and remarkable newcomer Campbell imbue irresistible charm into this moving and frequently hilarious story of two emotionally tangled people: a grieving kid thrust into adulthood and a father in over his head.
Charlotte Regan is a filmmaker from London. Charlotte started directing music videos for local rappers when she was 15 and has directed over 200 low/no budget music promos to date. She is a writer and director known for Standby (2016) which screened at Toronto International Film Festival 2016.
“Immensely impressive. Anyone who saw [Harris] Dickinson as a preening model in Triangle of Sadness will be stunned that the rough-edged, painfully uncertain Jason is played by the same person. And [Lola] Campbell, making a remarkable acting debut, is a truly rare find.” ~ Elizabeth Weitzman, The Wrap