Heaven Knows What
Directors: Josh Safdie, Benny Safdie
Writers: Arielle Holmes, Josh Safdie, Ronald Bronstein
Cast: Arielle Holmes,
Caleb Landry Jones, Buddy Duress, Necro
Duration: 1h 37min
Directed by celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie (Uncut Gems, Good Time), HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT blends fiction, formalism and raw vérité as it follows a young heroin addict (Arielle Holmes, in a tour de force performance) living on the streets of New York and her highly charged relationship with her boyfriend, Ilya (Caleb Landry-Jones X-Men: First Class, Get Out). The film -which world premiered at Venice, where it won the CICAE award, and subsequently played NYFF, Toronto and SXSW among other prestigious festivals - is based on Holmes’ memoir Mad Love in New York City.