Wow, Sean Baker's sixth feature film The Florida Project is by far my favourite of his. Very raw and authentic. Reminded me of why I love Andrea Arnold's American Honey so much. This film is truly a sprawling portrayal of trashy characters and glorious sun bathed, color infused 35mm cinematography.
I had the pleasure of seeing it at the North American Premiere, the film was introduced by Sean and there was a Q&A after the film with Sean and most…
It's about the idea of masculinity, think nature vs nurture, conducting ourselves the way we think the world wants us to behave. We see the evolution of this little boy dancing to this strong man that reminds me of Juan, the man who took him in during the first act. He's become someone else to survive because of his vulnerabilities, "Who is you man" but you can still see that little boy in his eyes, those same vulnerabilties “I'm me.…
I understand why this won Palme d'Or. It is the saddest film Iv'e seen all year and it is a harsh reality for many who slip through the rift's of society.There were people crying all over the theatre and if there was a cinematographer of the year award, it would go to Robbie Ryan for his work here and in American Honey. I believe everyone needs to see this film as it cries for humanity in it's honest approach on…