The movie is Florida-based, and award winning director, Sean Baker’s sixth movie. It is a devastating tale about the forgotten America, seen through the carefree eyes of 6-year-old Moonee.
Moonee and her rebellious mother Halley stays at a cheap motel called “The Magic Castle”. There they meet the long-suffering motel manager Bobby, extraordinary played by Willem Dafoe, who despite his rough appearance is the closest to a father figure Moonee comes.
While Moonee and her new friends explore the motel, and its odd guest, Halley finds herself in more or less dangerous situations in order to provide for her daughter.
The Stockholm International Film Festival takes place November 8th to 19th, 2017.