Sun Oct 23, 5:00 PM
Director: Amanda Kramer
United States
95 minutes
Unclassified 18+

“...an ebullient campy thrill ride.” (Variety)

The Opening Night Film of the 2022 Rotterdam Film Festival, Please Baby Please, cements filmmaker Amanda Kramer, as one of the most exciting voices in contemporary cinema. In the 1950s a young alternative couple, Suze and Arthur, witness a murder by a local greaser gang. Before long the gang becomes obsessed with the couple and in turn a mutual obsession begins. This couple soon questions their relationship and both are pulled in different ways to the leader of the gang, Teddy, and he triggers their contemplation on gender and sexual identities.
Andrea Riseborough gives the performance of her career, commands every scene, with an original infectious bravado performance. Watch out for an epic cameo, by the one and only Demi Moore. From Off-the-wall dialogue, to original set design and truly original exuberant musical numbers, Amanda Kramer has managed to make a film like no other. Please Baby Please will be one of the most unforgettable experiences of this year’s festival, see it to believe it.

Presented by

Program Strand World Cinema
Age Recommendation Unclassified 18+
Language English
Director Amanda Kramer
Producer Gül Karakiz, Rob Paris, Mike Witherill, David Silver
Writer Amanda Kramer, Noel David Taylor
Cinematographer Patrick Meade Jones
Editor Benjamin Shearn
Cast Andrea Riseborough, Harry Melling, Demi Moore