OSCAR NOMINATION FOR BEST ACTOR (WILLEM DAFOE)
Genre: Drama. Dir: Sean Baker. Country: USA.
Beautiful, heartbreaking and masterful, this is a deeply moving and unforgettably poignant look at childhood.
Set on a stretch of highway just outside the imagined utopia of Disney World, it follows six-year-old Moonee (Brooklynn Prince in a stunning breakout turn) and her rebellious mother Halley over the course of a single summer.
The two live week to week at ‘The Magic Castle,’ a budget hotel managed by Bobby (a career-best Willem Dafoe), whose stern exterior hides a deep reservoir of kindness and compassion.