The back garden of Disneyland

29 March 2018 text Evelina Ivanova
His films are focused on people who are leading a quite fight against life without happy turns. On the edge of documentary cinema, Sean Baker misses not only the sweeteners but also the artificial melodrama, showing the reality in the United States, passed by the American dream, as if he knew it from within. And this is a fact: his own life falls are almost as much as the battles he won.

His first film is from 2000, but he became a big name in the independent cinema in 2015 because of the low-budget and shot with three iPhone 5sTangerine - a story of the sinister love moves of a black transsexual prostitute that gathered Sundance's points. In 2018, we meet Sean at our Sofia Film Fest, where he came with his new festival gem: The Florida Project, shot at a 35mm lens as a piece of the life of an ordinary purple motel on the edge of Disneyland, where both children and grown ups don't have a plan for tomorrow. In the week when the movie premiered in cinemas, the director tells us about the wild south of the States, his childhood in New Jersey and how to make movies outside Hollywood.


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