Brooklyn

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    Brooklyn

    Directed by

    France

    2014

    83 min

    • French

    Drama

    Urban World Festival, New YorkRio de Janeiro IFF

    The story focuses on Coralie (Kt Gorique), who runs away from Switzerland. She arrives in Paris to test her luck in Hip Hop music. She’s hired as a cook in a local association of the Parisian suburb Saint-Denis. Coralie meets Issa (Rafal Uchiwa), the rising star of the hood…

    Awards

    • Special Mention to the performance of Kt Gorique and Pascal Tessaud - Milano FF
    • Grand Prix for Best Original Score - Aubagne IFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Cast
    KT Gorique
    Rafal Uchiwa
    Jalil Naciri
    Liliane Rovere
    Veronique Ruggia
    Blade MC
    Despee Gonzales
    Babali Show
    Houaby
    Akram
    Inaya
    Bouzid
    Sarah Guem
    Zirko
    Manon Leroy
    Ali Mechoub
    Jean-Paul Bathany
    Nes Pounta
    VR
    Poops
    Evil Shiro
    Screenplay
    Pascal Tessaud
    Cinematography
    Fabien Rodesch
    Sebastien Bages
    Pascal Tessaud
    Editing
    Nicolas Milteau
    Amandine Normand
    Music
    Khulibai
    Calogero Di Benedetto
    DJ Dusty
    Production
    LES ENFANTS DE LA DALLE
    Festival Bookings
    THE FESTIVAL AGENCY

    Press

    You can see Cassavetes’ influence in this totally modern view of Hip Hop as rappers improvise their parts in the same style that John Cassavetes used in Shadows...It shows the intelligence and the seriousness of rap a la Francais...

    Sydney Levine, Indiewire

    Pascal  Tessaud

    Pascal Tessaud

    France

    Pascal Tessaud is born in Paris. After studying Literature, Cinema and Philosophy at Nanterre University, he worked 3 years at Saint Denis in an association before starting directing films.

    He has done three short films: NOCTAMBULES in 2003, with the Palestinian actress Hiam Abbass, L'ETE DE NOURA in 2005, FACIES in 2008 and WORDS ARE BURNING US (2007) about the French poetry slam Movement which has been screened in 35 countries.