The Florida Project

The film follows precocious six-year-old Moonee as she courts mischief and adventure with her ragtag playmates and bonds with her rebellious but caring mother.

The Florida Project
United States 2017
  • Czech
111 min.

Crammed with the imperceptible homeless who can’t afford proper accommodation, the Magic Castle – a garishly painted motel in the shadow of Walt Disney World’s bustling Magic Kingdom – is the unappealing world struggling single mother Halley and her mischievous six-year-old daughter Moonee call home. Nevertheless, in wide-eyed Moonee’s eyes, this place is a magical playground of endless adventure and a blissful utopia. Will she ever know that the illusion of a carefree life always comes at a high price? Sooner or later, as Halley takes increasingly dangerous risks to eke out an existence, childhood’s rec­kless transgressions and an inevitable ugly confrontation will attempt to blemish the sacred mother-and-daughter idyll. But do shadows exist in the vibrant, sun-kissed realm of fantasy?