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The Florida Project

“The best movie you’ll see this year” - Los Angeles Times

25 January 2018 13 February 2018

English with Thai subtitles


Directors' Fortnight 2017


Warm, winning, and gloriously alive, Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.

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 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.

“A loving look at the innocence of childhood” - Deadline Hollywood

“One of Willem Dafoe’s most moving performances” - The AV Club

“Sean Baker is one of the most humanist filmmakers working today” - Film Journal

“Heartbreaking and true” Screen Daily

“Brooklynn Prince is an instant tiny superstar” The Playlist

“An unforgettable triumph” - Birth.Movies.Death

“Destined to be remembered as one of the great films about childhood.” The Irish Times

“Glorious and gorgeous” - The New York Times

“The best movie you’ll see this year” - Los Angeles Times



About the film

Director: Sean Baker
Country: USA
Year: 2017
Duration: 111 mins
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