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  • Writer's pictureEmma Hanley

Film@BirrTheatre: "Scrapper"

This week Film@BirrTheatre brings you a joyful comedy bubbling with hope and an incredible debut feature from Charlotte Regan.

It’s said that it takes a village to raise a child but 12-year-old Georgie (Lola Campbell) has other ideas. Living alone on an east London estate since her beloved mum died, Georgie fills the flat they shared with her own special magic. She is determined to fend her herself. She lies to teachers and social workers in a bid to keep under the radar.

But when her absent father Jason (Harris Dickinson) turns up out of the blue from Ibiza, she’s forced to confront reality. Their relationship is initially hostile, but father and daughter soon discover their reluctant reunion might be exactly what they each needed. A dreamy, witty and unmissable tale of family and fresh starts, "Scrapper" is a film that believes life’s not so much about chasing rainbows but snatching fistfuls in both hands.

Charlotte Regan’s acclaimed debut feature is a welcome shot in the arm for British indie filmmaking. While it tackles some emotive and potentially bleak subject matter, it does so with real humour, warmth and stylistic invention. The lead performances from Harris Dickinson and young Lola Campbell are particularly delightful.

Join us this Thursday at 8pm for this week's installment of Film@BirrTheatre.

Run time: 84 minutes

Cert: 12A

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