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Trailer Watch: Charlotte Regan’s Scrapper

Winner of the World Cinema Dramatic Prize at Sundance this year, the trailer arrives for Scrapper, the feature debut from British writer-director Charlotte Regan. The film will hit U.S. theaters—including New York City’s IFC Center—via Kino Lorber on August 25.

An official synopsis reads:

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.

Ahead of Scrapper’s theatrical release latter this summer, read Regan and DP Molly Manning Walker‘s responses to our annual Sundance Question for feature directors and Cinematographer Questionnaire out of the 2023 festival.

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