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The Safdie Brothers: Carte Blanche
Heaven Knows What
Ben Safdie & Joshua Safdie
Drama | USA, France | 2014 | 94 min
Date & Time
20:45 - Thu. 11 Jun 2015
Le Lincoln - S.3
18:30 - Mon. 15 Jun 2015
Le Lincoln - S.3
Josh & Benny Safdie will attend the screening

While you sleep soundly in your bed, the night lepers lord the streets of New York City, lusting after the highest high. Harley “homeless” Holme is their patron saint, caught in the throes of perpetual extremes. On one corner, her malevolent lover demands a bloodletting. On another, a kindly dope dealer offers her free transfusions. How much ebb and flow can a young heart take before bursting into oblivion?


Josh Safdie - Director
Benny Safdie - Director
Ronald Bronstein - Screenplay
Ronald Bronstein - Editing
Sean Price Williams - Director of Photography
Jean Duhamel - Executive Producer
Charles-Marie Anthonioz - Executive Producer
Mourad Belkeddar - Executive Producer
Nicolas Lhermitte - Executive Producer


Arielle Holmes - Harley
Caleb Landry-Jones - Ilya
Buddy Duress - Mike

About the directors

Josh and Benny Safdie, thirty and twentynine years old, were born and brought up in New York City, under the eye of their father’s Video 8 camera, filming them as they ate, fought, played, performed, drew, and even slept, showing them the importance of small moments in the height of chaos. All the while, their mother grounded them with stability. In high school, the brothers met Alex Kalman and started Red Bucket Films. This has become a playhouse of ideas with Sam Lisenco, Brett Jutkiewicz and Zachary Treitz.

Over the years the brothers have collaborated on many shorts, both intellectually and technically: pushing and pulling each other constantly, with a fight here and there. This conversation bleeds onto their other work, Benny with his photography, and Josh with his drawings and sculptures.

Their work has been on display at many international festivals including the Director’s Fortnight in Cannes, where Benny’s short film The Acquaintances of a Lonely John premiered and Josh’s first feature film, The Pleasure of Being Robbed had its International premiere. The film earned him Best First Film at the Mexico City International Film Festival and the Heineken Red Star Award. The film is available in the US through IFC Films and in France via Sophie Dulac Distribution.

Lenny and the Kids is the first feature film co-written and directed by the two brothers. They live and work in New York, and will probably die there too.

Year : 2014
Country : USA, France
Runtime : 94 min
Language : English
Colour : Colour