Red Rocket

Sean Baker, USA 2021, 128’
Polish premiere
Jockey Stillwater

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!

Marta Bałaga


Deauville FF 2021 – Critics Award, Jury Prize

Sean Baker

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. 

Selected filmography

2000 Four Letter Words

2012 Gwiazdeczka / Starlet

2015 Mandarynka / Tangerine

2017 Projekt Floryda / The Florida Project

2021 Red Rocket 

Cast & Crew

director Sean Baker
screenplay Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
cinematography Drew Daniels
editing Sean Baker
cast Simon Rex, Bree Elrod, Ethan Darbone, Suzanna Son, Brenda Deiss, Judy Hill
producer Sean Baker, Alex Coco, Shih-Ching Tsou, Alex Saks, Samantha Quan
production FilmNation Entertainment, Cre Film
Polish distributor UIP
language English
coloration colour
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