FEATURE FILM COMPETITION
We moved up the screening!
Friday 21st January
Director: Sean Baker
Duration: 128 min
V.O English w/Subt. Spanish
World Premiere / Competencia Oficial, Festival de Cannes 2021
Premiere Uruguay / JIIFF 2022
Competencia Oficial Festival de Cannes 2021
Deauville Film Festival - Premio de la Crítica
The audacious new film from writerdirector Sean Baker (The Florida Project, Tangerine) starring Simon Rex in a magnetic, livewire performance, Red Rocket is a darkly funny, raw and humane portrait of a uniquely American hustler and a hometown that barely tolerates him.
Sean Baker is a writer, director, producer and editor who has made seven independent feature films over the course of the past two decades. His most recent film was the award-winning The Florida Project (2017) which premiered at the Cannes Film Festival andwas released by A24 in the U.S. and by Le Pacte in France. Among the many accolades the film received --including an Oscar nomination for Willem Dafoe for Best Supporting Actor --Sean was named Best Director by the New York Film Critics Circle. His previous film Tangerine (2015) premiered at the Sundance Film Festival and won an Independent Spirit and two Gotham Awards. Starlet (2012) was the winner of the Robert Altman Independent Spirit Award and his previous two features, Take Out (2004) and Prince of Broadway (2008), were both nominated for the John Cassavetes Independent Spirit Award.