“Heaven Knows What” is the latest film from Josh and Ben Safdie. The brothers’ first two features, “The Pleasure Of Being Robbed” and “Daddy Longlegs“ put them on the radar and appeared at top-tier festivals around the world. Meanwhile, their first feature documentary “Lenny Cooke” hit both the Tribeca Film Festival and Venice Film Festival. And now, you can watch the new trailer for their latest which is also earning them a fair share of attention.
The story takes place in New York City’s Upper West Side, telling the tale of two heroin-addicted lovers played by Arielle Holmes and Caleb Landry Jones. The film is based on the true stories told in the book “Mad Love In New York City” written by Holmes, and our review called the movie “a strident, difficult watch” but one that is “nonetheless a truthful, specific film.”
The film premiered at the Venice Film Festival and won the C.I.C.A.E Award. It also traveled to the Toronto Film Festival, New York Film Festival, and Tokyo Film Festival where it won the Grand Prix and Best Director Awards. “Heaven Knows What” is set for a limited theatrical release on May 29th. Watch below.