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Geremy Jasper – Patti Cake$ #Cannes2017

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When your first film is selected for the Sundance Lab and goes to Cannes, you have a lot to tell.

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PODCAST | Angelo Acerbi interviews Geremy Jasper, director of the film Patti Cake$.

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Geremy Jasper, director of Patti Cake$, closing night film of the Directors Forthnight in Cannes, is genuinely happy of being here and of what is happening to his first film. He has told his childhood, his passion for music through the voice and body of a young girl outsider, in suburban New Jersey. And he tells us why this was the only way to tell this story and how he got to this particular way of storytelling.

Patti Cake$ introduces Australian native Danielle Macdonald in a breakout role, as aspiring rapper Patricia Dombrowski, a.k.a. Killa P, a.k.a. Patti Cake$. Fighting an unlikely quest for glory in her downtrodden hometown in Jersey where her life is falling apart, Patti tries to reach the big time in the hip hop scene with original and affecting music. Cheered on by her grandmother and only friends, Jheri and Basterd, Patti also shoulders her mother’s heartaches and misfortunes.

  • Reporter
    Angelo Acerbi
  • Guest
    Geremy Jasper
  • Interviewee role
    Director
  • Film title
    Patti Cake$
  • Festival section
    Directors Fortnight
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