Listen Download Podcast
  • RFI English News flash 04h00 - 04h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 04h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 04h10 - 04h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 09/20 04h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 05h00 - 05h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 05h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 05h10 - 05h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 09/20 05h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 06h00 - 06h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 06h00 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 06h10 - 06h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 09/20 06h10 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 06h30 - 06h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 06h30 GMT
  • Paris Live AM 06h33 - 06h59 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 09/20 06h33 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 07h00 - 07h10 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 07h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 07h30 - 07h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 07h30 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h00 - 14h03 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 09/17 14h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h00 - 14h06 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 14h00 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 14h03 - 14h30 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 09/17 14h03 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 14h06 - 14h30 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 09/20 14h06 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 14h30 - 14h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/20 14h30 GMT
  • Paris Live PM 14h33 - 14h59 GMT Mon-Fri
    Features and analysis 09/20 14h33 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h00 - 16h03 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 09/17 16h00 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h00 - 16h06 GMT Sat-Sun
    News bulletin 09/20 16h00 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 16h03 - 16h30 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 09/17 16h03 GMT
  • RFI English News flash 16h30 - 16h33 GMT Mon-Fri
    News bulletin 09/19 16h30 GMT
  • Paris Live Weekend 16h33 - 17h00 GMT Sat-Sun
    Features and analysis 09/17 16h33 GMT
To take full advantage of multimedia content, you must have the Flash plugin installed in your browser. To connect, you need to enable cookies in your browser settings. For an optimal navigation, the RFI site is compatible with the following browsers: Internet Explorer 8 and above, Firefox 10 and +, Safari 3+, Chrome 17 and + etc.
Culture

Safdie brothers' Good Time with Robert Pattinson draws praise for the Festival's new kids on the block

media  
Robert Pattinson as Constantine in Good Time directed by Joshua and Benny Safdie, 2017

Josh and Benny Safdie are the ambassadors of the new generation of New York film makers at the Cannes Film Festival this year with their Palm entry Good Time.

Good Time is a thriller filmed on the streets of New York, in Queens' and in Brooklyn, starring British actor Robert Pattinson.

It's a thriller about two brothers who rob a bank. One of them, Nick, played dangerously by Benny Safdie, has various mental and physical health problems and ends up in jail.

Connie, Pattinson's character, spends the rest of the film trying to get his brother out of the notoriously tough Rilke's Island prison.

In so doing, he spends a wild night running from the police, and has brushes with various sleazy characters as well as a young 'hood teenager, played by Taliah Webster. In real life, the mega star Pattinson has more trouble escaping paparazzi, even disguised as an NYC hoodie.

During the shoot,he confided, "a make-up artist made pock marks on my face, and in the subway people didn't recognise me. Even with a 35mm camera next to me. Josh (Safdie) was sending me his directions by text message!"

It's the first time the Safdie brothers have made it into the official Cannes Film Festival competition. Their smoothly scripted high-energy action in Good Time, Benny Safdie's portrayal of the simmering Nick, and music by Point Never Oneothrix, with help from Iggy Pop, has aleady earned them and Pattinson broad praise from critics here.

Related
 
Sorry but the period of time connection to the operation is exceeded.