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EXCLUSIVE: Willem Dafoe & Sean Baker on the rising stars in The Florida Project

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November dramas don't come more captivating than The Florida Project, the terrific new movie from Tangerine director Sean Baker about the lives of people living in a Florida motel.

A mixture of coming-of-age drama and semi-improvised social commentary many of the film's actors are non-professionals, chief among them sensational newcomer Brooklynn Prince whose infectious central turn as the brash Moonee is one of the most winning child performances in years.

Bria Vinaite meanwhile, who plays Moonee's troubled mother Halley, was an Instagram discovery, adding to the film's complex mixture of raw improv and scripted narrative. Sealing the deal is screen veteran Willem Dafoe who turns in a wonderfully sensitive performance as motel owner Bobby.

Here's what Willem Dafoe and Sean Baker had to say about working with the rising stars of the movie!

The film is out today in selected Cineworld cinemas. Click here to book your tickets for The Florida Project.


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