THE FLORIDA PROJECT
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The Florida Project

Year 2017
Runtime 115 mins

Six-year-old Moonee lives in the shadows outside Disney World with her unconventional family in this heartwarming look at childhood innocence.

Disney World may be among the happiest places on Earth, but that doesn't necessarily extend to the areas of the city that lie just outside its borders. In one of these neighborhoods, six-year-old Moonee (newcomer Brooklynn Prince) plays with her friends, gets into mischief, and takes everything the "adults" do in stride - never realizing that their lives aren't as sugarcoated and carefree as she perceives them to be. A deep and emotional look at facades - both on the world around us, and on our own faces - and how it really might be a lot simpler to be happy than we think.

Sean Baker's follow-up to the 2015 breakthrough film TANGERINE, THE FLORIDA PROJECT sets him apart, illustrating his ability to highlight complex topics with stunning cinematography and chemistry.

Countries

United States
Festivals
Cannes Director's Fortnight, Toronto International Film Festival, New York Film Festival
Director
Sean Baker
Executive Producer
Elayne Schniederman Schmidt
Producer
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch, Kevin Chinoy, Andrew Duncan, Alex Saks, Francesca Silvestri, Shih-Ching Tsou
Screenwriter
Sean Baker, Chris Bergoch
Cinematographer
Alexis Zabé
Production Design
Stephonik Youth
Music
Matthew Hearon-Smith
Cast
Willem Dafoe, Brooklynn Prince, Bria Vinaite, Valeria Cotto