Following critical acclaim at major film festivals in Toronto, New York, Tokyo and Venice, where it won the C.I.C.A.E Award, Ben and Joshua Safdie’s extreme love story “Heaven Knows What” is getting ready for its May limited release with a manic, head-pounding new trailer.
Blending fiction, formalism and raw vérité, “Heaven Knows What” follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes) who finds mad love on the streets of New York. As she spirals between a love affair and the drugs both her and her partner so desperately desire, the movie manifests the panic, chaos and obsession of its fractured lead character.
The film is adapted from Holmes’ soon-to-be-published memoir and co-stars Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress and gore rapper Necro. RADiUS-TWC will the release the picture in select theaters on May 29.