With five feature films under their belt, including the indie hits Daddy Longlegs, Heaven Knows What, and the heart-stopping new crime thriller Good Time, New York–based directors Josh and Benny Safdie have won acclaim for their distinctively anarchic, emotionally charged style, one that bears the influence of their eclectic love of film history. Last month, the brothers stopped by the Criterion office for a trip inside our closet and shared some of the titles that have meant the most to them, including Mike Leigh’s Meantime, Ermanno Olmi’s Il posto, and Robert Bresson’s A Man Escaped.
Jacqueline Novak and John Early’s Closet Picks
Shortly before the critically acclaimed success of their off-Broadway show Get on Your Knees, the two comedians stopped by for a few good laughs in our closet.
Euzhan Palcy’s Closet Picks
The trailblazing director of A Dry White Season reminisces about her childhood love of Hitchcock, the kindness that François Truffaut showed her, and a Brazilian classic that changed her life.