First look at ‘The Florida Project’ sees Sean Baker throwing his hat into awards season

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

Words by HQ

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