In his highly-anticipated follow-up to the award-winning Tangerine, director Sean Baker makes a sincere, but wholly unsentimental, foray into a community on the margins of American society.
“A remarkable film, one of the best of the year.” – Brian Tallerico, RogerEbert.com
Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince, in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite, another major discovery) over the course of a single summer. The two live week-to-week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel in Orlando managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion. When life takes a hard turn, Moonee’s defiant, no-holds-barred love for her mother defines her uncertain future. Warm, winning and gloriously alive, The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. (Dir. by Sean Baker, 2017, USA, 115 mins., Rated R)
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