PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF

Red Rocket

Local title
Punane rakett
Title in Russian
Красная ракета
Director
Sean Baker
Country
USA
Year
2021
Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
Screen International Critics' Choice
Genre
comedy
Subject
porn, poverty, self-realisation, humor, men

For "Red Rocket" protagonist Mikey Saber, there are only two types of people: the ones he’s used and the ones he’s going to use. Simon Rex is terrifically oily as a washed-up Los Angeles porn star who returns to his small-town Texas haunts, not so much to lick his wounds as to plot his comeback.

Building off the scrappy beauty of "Tangerine" and "The Florida Project", director Sean Baker again trains his sights on a vivid milieu and a fascinatingly singular character, and much of this well-observed gem’s pleasures derive from watching what scheme Mikey will concoct next — and whether he can get away with it.
The film is included among the Oscar favourites for the best film of the year.

Tim Grierson, Screen International

Director
Sean Baker
Screenwriter
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Cast
Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Brenda Deiss, Ethan Darbone, Judy Hill
Producer
Sean Baker, Alex Coco, Samantha Quan, Alex Saks, Shih-Ching Tsou
DoP
Drew Daniels
Editor
Sean Baker
Production
Cre Film
Distributor
Estonian Theatrical Distribution / Hea Film
World sales
Filmnation Entertainment
Runtime
Language
English
Other festivals
Busan, Vancouver, Cannes, Hamburg, London, New York
Director
Sean Baker

Sean Baker (snd 1971)

Valik: Four Letter Words (2000), Prince of Broadway (2008), Tangerine (2015), The Florida Project (2017), Red Rocket (2021)

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening031502 / Punane rakett
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Hall 2 Tallink Apollo Kino Solaris
Screening091104 / Punane rakett
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Hall Electric Cinema
Screening092203 / Punane rakett
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