The Florida Project

Screening on 25/01/19

USA 2017
Dir: Sean Baker
Starring: Willem Daffoe, Brooklynn Kimberley Prince, Bria Vinaite
Cert 15
111 mins

The plight of poor, marginalised families, living on the breadline in rented motel rooms, is highlighted in this engaging and exuberant film. “The Florida Project” centres on six-year-old Moonee and her mother Halley, in their daily struggle for survival; pestering tourists at nearby Disney World and trying to sell them all kinds of dubious junk. However, the precocious Moonee is left unsupervised for most of the time and treats life as one big adventure; hanging out with her friend Scooty, having fun and causing havoc! Although Halley loves her daughter, she is ill-equipped to shield her from the inevitable risks she runs, that role being partly assumed by the kind-hearted and much put upon motel manager Bobby. When Halley turns to prostitution to pay the bills, and police and social services loom, how will Mooney react..?

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