I’m incredibly excited and happy about this news: Josh Safdie’s debut feature, The Pleasure of Being Robbed, has been announced as the sole American feature in this year’s Director’s Fortnight section at Cannes. Not only that, it’s the Closing Night Film of the sidebar. The film premiered at SXSW 2008, and earned a tidal wave of good reviews, strong word-of-mouth, and even some distribution buzz. Josh and his collective of filmmaking friends/collaborators have a company called Red Bucket Films, and they’ve been really productive over the last few years in the realm of shorts. This feature came to life unexpectedly, and has had a rather charmed life so far. This Cannes news can only promise greater things to come. Congrats!