During this year’s film festivals there has been one stand out film that nearly every critic has been raving about. The Florida Project, which is in cinemas now, has garnered praise across the board. We have an exclusive clip from the film to share with our readers for a little taste of what all the fuss is about.
The clip features Halley (Bria Vinaite) and her daughter Moonee (Brooklyn Prince) in desperate need of money. Halley drags her daughter to the local country club with her carry bag full of knocked off perfume to sell before getting caught by a security guard.
Watch the clip below.
HeyUGuys’ own Scott Davis sat down with the youngest members of the cast as well as William Dafoe and director Sean Baker for a chat about the film.
Watch the interviews in full below.
The Florida Project Official Synopsis
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.