The Florida Project

  |  Book Tickets: 16/12/2017
  |  107 min
Rated TBC by the BBFC
The Florida Project Film Poster


Director: Sean Baker. Starring: Brooklynn Kimberly Prince, Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto, Christopher Rivera, Caleb Landry Jones. USA 2017. 115 mins. English. This highly anticipated follow-up to IPhone sensation Tangerine from US indie wünderkid Sean Baker is an other brilliant portrait of the underbelly of life. Another collaboration with writer Chris Bergoch, the film tells the story of a precocious six year-old and her rag-tag group of friends whose summer break is filled with childhood wonder, possibility and a sense of adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times, it’s equal parts American Honey with a dash of Beasts of the Southern Wild. What elevates the film is its compelling look at life on the blue-collar margins and its ability to capture the wonderment of childhood. Willem Dafoe sprinkles some fairy dust as Bobby, the put upon manager of the down-at-heel hotel on whose denizens the film focuses. CFF 15