The sunshine may now be gone (or never ever turned up), but next month a little bit of sunshine will shine in UK cinemas with The Florida Project.
Sean Barker’s Tangerine delivered a wickedly vivid and amusing tale in the vein of John Waters. A tale a Transgender prostitute scorned, now it’s down in their luck inhabitants of an Orlando motel.An impoverished single mother trying to find her kingdom, Altitude Films have sent us the UK Trailer, check it out…
Tangerine was an indie gem in many ways, it’s organically human, touching most of all it didn’t have a big name in the cast. That’s a winning combo for Barker and seems to be again with this one and the festival reviews back that up. That good many are calling it one of the best movies of 2017, ready to check in?
The Florida Project tells the story of Moonee (Brookynn Prince), a precocious six-year old and her ragtag group of friends. The children’s summer break is filled with wonder, mischief and adventure while the adults around them struggle with hard times.
The story takes place just outside of Orlando, the vacation capital of the world and home to “The Most Magical Place on Earth.” Along the main highway that runs through the land of theme parks and resorts, budget motels that once attracted tourists by exploiting the Disney mystique, now house homeless families.
Moonee and her twenty-two year old mother, Halley (Bria Vinaite), live at one such establishment — The Magic Castle Motel. The closest thing Moonee has to a father is Bobby (Willem Dafoe), the motel’s manager, a guarded and diligent man who is taunted by the children’s antics. Halley has lost her job and a new girl the same age as Moonee has moved in at the motel next door – it’s going to be an eventful summer.
Related: Film Review – Tangerine (2015)
The Florida Project will be released in UK and Irish cinemas from 10th November.