We’re not complex beings, us. We never claimed to be. When it comes to ticking our boxes, we are, essentially, inherent in our simplicity: if A24 put out a film, we will watch it.
With The Florida Project, Sean Baker’s follow-up to his 2015 debut Tangerine, the studio look set to continue their (let’s face it, totally near-perfect) run of form. The first trailer, released today, sets up Baker’s film as a sun-soaked ode to the tunnel-visioned innocence of childhood. Set within the confines of an Orlando motel, and starring a host of rebellious kids – plus a weary looking Willem Dafoe – it’s a stunning first glimpse at a film that won near universal acclaim upon its premiere at Cannes.
Joining Dafoe is Bria Vinaite in her first on-screen role and Caleb Laudry Jones, as well as a young cast spearheaded by Brooklynn Kimberly Prince and Valeria Cotto. Consider as – as we all should be – excited.
The trailer’s a joy – watch it below.
The Florida Project hits cinemas on October 6