Former porn star Mikey Saber (Simon Rex) returns to his Texas hometown and the wife he forgot to divorce. Although no one missed him, he is still a somebody in the eyes of a few local boys. Mikey starts dealing weed to make ends meet and still believes his big break is about to happen, bigger than his porn version of Fast & Furious, which was shattered by Paul Walker's tragic death. Who knows? Perhaps it will be the freckled girl selling him donuts. Who knows? Perhaps it will be the freckled girl selling him donuts. At this year's Cannes Film Festival, Baker's film had to settle for the Palm Dog award for the best canine actors, but Red Rocket once again proves that no one loves their heroes as much as this American director. No matter how many mistakes they make and how much they hurt each other, they always seem to keep their fingers crossed, this time humming *NSYNC's biggest hit. Bye Bye Bye - bye, bye!
Deauville FF 2021 – Critics Award, Jury Prize
Sean Baker is an American director, screenwriter, and editor, born in 1971, repeatedly nominated for the Independent Spirit Award. He made his debut in 2002 with the film Four Letter Words. His fifth film, Tangerine, shot with an iPhone, brought him international acclaim, and the premiere of The Florida Project, starring Oscar nominee Willem Dafoe and child actress Brooklynn Prince, took place at the Cannes Film Festival. He also returned to Cannes with his latest drama Red Rocket, shown in the main competition.
2000 Four Letter Words
2012 Gwiazdeczka / Starlet
2015 Mandarynka / Tangerine
2017 Projekt Floryda / The Florida Project
2021 Red Rocket