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The Florida Project: In cinemas across Ireland from November 10

Sean Baker’s The Florida Project is a profoundly moving tale about childhood, starring Willem Dafoe, Bria Vinaite and Brooklynn Prince

 

Set amongst families living on the poverty line in a series of budget motels in Orlando, The Florida Project follows the summer adventures of two 6-year-old girls, Moonee and Jancey. Living in neighbouring motels, Moonee and Jancey, and their friends Scooty and Dickey run amok unsupervised, frequently getting under the feet of Bobby, the tough-but-tender manager of the Magic Castle Motel, where Moonee lives with her explosive 22-year-old mother Halley. Inspired by the Hal Roach Our Gang films of the 1920s and 1930s, the perils and pleasures of childhood have never felt so vivid or alive.

Starring Academy Award nominee, Willem Dafoe.

The Irish Times: "Destined to be remembered as one of the great films about childhood" *****

For more, see www.thefloridaproject.film