Robert Pattinson gives a career-defining performance in the Safdie Brothers’ hypnotic crime thriller, chosen for Cinema Day by QFT Young Programmers.
Josh and Benny Safdie explore the mean streets of New York City in Good Time, a thriller that explores with bracing immediacy the tragic sway of family and fate.
After a botched bank robbery lands his younger brother in prison, Constantine "Connie" Nikas (Robert Pattinson) embarks on a twisted odyssey through the city's underworld in an increasingly desperate - and dangerous - attempt to get his brother Nick (Benny Safdie) out of jail. Over the course of one adrenalised night, Connie finds himself on a mad descent into violence and mayhem as he races against the clock to save his brother and himself, knowing their lives hang in the balance.
Anchored by a career-defining performance from Robert Pattinson, Good Time is a psychotic symphony of propulsive intensity crafted by two of the most exciting young directors working today. Josh and Benny Safdie’s transcendent vision is an intoxicating portrait of desperation and destruction that will not be soon forgotten.
This event is part of Cinema Day, an initiative by Film Hub NI to celebrate cinema and film across Northern Ireland. All details can be found at filmhubni.org.
From Russian theatre and film director Kirill Serebrennikov (The Student), currently under house arrest in his home country, comes Leto (‘summer’): a wistful, sultry evocation of the youth of Viktor Tsoi, singer-songwriter of the popular Soviet band Kino and a pioneer of the wider underground rock scene of the early 1980s.