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From A24, and writer/director Sean Baker (‘Tangerine‘), and co-writer Chris Bergoch (‘Starlet‘), comes a warm, winning and gloriously alive, deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood. Starring newcomers Brooklynn Prince and Bria Vinaite, Willem Dafoe (‘Platoon‘), Caleb Landry Jones (‘X-Men: First Class‘), Macon Blair (‘Green Room‘), and Karren Karagulian (‘Tangerine‘).
Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, The Florida Project follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince) and her rebellious mother Halley (Bria Vinaite) over the course of a single summer. The two live week to week at “The Magic Castle,” a budget motel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.
Despite her harsh surroundings, the precocious and ebullient Moonee has no trouble making each day a celebration of life, her endless afternoons overflowing with mischief and grand adventure as she and her ragtag playmates—including Jancey, a new arrival to the area who quickly becomes Moonee’s best friend—fearlessly explore the utterly unique world into which they’ve been thrown. Unbeknownst to Moonee, however, her delicate fantasy is supported by the toil and sacrifice of Halley, who is forced to explore increasingly dangerous possibilities in order to provide for her daughter.