To celebrate the one year anniversary of the Patta Milan store the streetwear brand launches ‘Ladri di Patta’, a six minute short film inspired by the neo realist classic ‘Ladri di Biciclette’ (better known as Bicycle Thieves, Vittorio de Sica, 1948). The short film is made by Dutch director Victor D. Ponten and produced by C41 Creative Production Company.
“If you ask anyone from Amsterdam what ‘patta’ means, they’ll point at their sneakers”, says Victor. “It literally means sneaker in Amsterdam street slang, but the word also has an Italian hang to it.”
“So with ‘Ladri di Patta’ I’ve combined Italian neorealism with streetwear aesthetics to tell a story about a boy, his father and a new pair of sneakers.”