Twenty-two-year-old Coralie dreams of becoming a hip-hop star. She runs away from her comfortable middle-class life in her native Switzerland and moves to the suburbs of Paris to pursue her goal. She gets a job as a cook at a local youth centre, where she meets the magnetic Issa, the rising rap star of the ‘hood. When Coralie’s skills on the mic are discovered, however, attraction is replaced by envy, in this edgy and captivating urban drama. This film is presented in association with Alliance Francaise.
(83mins) | United States of America
French, with English subtitles
Pascal Tessaud was born in Paris in 1974. He received a Master’s degree in Literature and Cinema at Nanterre University. After working as social worker, he started directing short films. He has also directed several documentaries about urban culture, including Words Are Burning Us (2007), about the French spoken-word scene, which was screened in 40 countries. Brooklyn is his debut feature film.