Heaven Knows What
Director: Benny Safdie, Josh Safdie Run Time: 94 min. Format: DCP Rating: R Release Year: 2015
Starring: Arielle Holmes, Eleonore Hendricks, Ron Braunstein
HEAVEN KNOWS WHAT blends fiction, formalism and raw documentary as it follows a young heroin addict who finds mad love in the streets of New York.
Harley loves Ilya. He gives her life purpose, sets her passion ablaze. So when he asks her to prove her love by slitting her wrists, she obliges with only mild hesitation, perhaps because of her other all-consuming love: heroin. Directed by celebrated filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie, the film is based on Arielle Holmes’ soon-to-be-published memoir Mad Love in New York City.