Josh Safdie at IFFR
At an early age, Josh SAFDIE (1984, USA) was exposed to cinema through his father, a great movie lover who almost obsessively recorded his life and that of his brother Benny with a Video8 Handycam. Since 2002, they have made short and feature films together as independent directors. In their semi-autobiographical second film, Daddy Long Legs (2009), the brothers reflect on their wayward father and their tumultuous childhood. Uncut Gems (2019) premiered at Telluride Film Festival and was awarded three prizes by the National Board of Review.
Lethargy (2002, short), Alberto Lives in a Bathroom (2004, short), The Adventures of Slaters's Friend (2005, short, co-dir), If You See Something, Say Something (2006, short), We're Going to the Zoo (2006, short), The Ralph Handel Story (2006, short, co-dir), I Think I'm Missing Parts (2006, short), The Back of Her Head (2007, short), Jerry Ruis, Shall We Do This? (2007, short), The Pleasure of Being Robbed (2008), There's Nothing You Can Do (2008, short, co-dir), Daddy Long Legs (2009, co-dir), Go Get Some Rosemary (2009, co-dir), John's Gone (2010, short, co-dir), Buttons (2011, doc, co-dir), Straight Hustle (2011, short doc, co-dir), The Black Balloon (2012, short, co-dir), The Trophy Hunter (2012, short, co-dir), Solid Gold (2012, short), Lose Her Island (2012, short), Lenny Cooke (2013, doc, co-dir), Heaven Knows What (2014, co-dir), Good Time (2017, co-dir), Uncut Gems (2019, co-dir)