Tag: Ben Safdie

Heaven knows What [2015]: ‘Mad Love in New York City’

Heaven knows what is the film adaptation of the unpublished memoir “Mad Love in New York City” written by the film’s female lead Arielle Holmes. Before I even begin writing about the film, I have to mention the fascinating story about how the whole idea of making Heaven Knows What happened. Arielle Holmes was a homeless girl, who begged, stole, shoplifted for a living when she was spotted by the director duo Ben and Joshua Safdie and thus they found out about her life and her mad love story consisting of two heroin junkies. The Safdie Brothers asked her to write her story and offered her to pay for every page she would write and that’s how ‘Heaven Knows What’ finally happened.