film premiere: please, alfonso
love, friendship, and film.
"Alice and I have known each other since we were kids--she put me in the friend zone a long time ago," He jokes, adding, "so we made a movie about it." This film also takes a close look at how people deal with loneliness--but don't grab for your box of tissues just yet, because it's mostly lighthearted and comical. And it might give you a better understanding of the companionship that you do have--especially with your best friend--no matter their gender.
Hoffman told us, "The male character is trying to figure out what she's thinking a lot of time. My struggle to write from a female point of view is mirrored by the male character's effort to understand women. I'm not an expert on women and don't pretend to know how women think, but when you're writing as a member of the opposite sex I can relate enough to use my imagination. I didn't tell Alice how to play a woman--she corrected me and told me, 'A girl wouldn't really do that,' and we found our way together." If none of this sounds relatable to you, perhaps we can further get you excited to watch by mentioning that Jeremy Strong's convincing performance is accompanied by partial nudity. Without further adieu we're proud to present the world premiere of Please, Alfonso.