Josh Safdie's THE PLEASURE OF BEING ROBBED is a beguiling blend of casual comedy and subtle, unsettling mystery. Not only was the film, the debut feature by 24-year-old New York writer-director Safdie, the only US film to screen in Cannes' prestigious Director’s Fortnight section, it was honored with the Closing Night slot. "While Safdie clearly shows his influences, notably PICKPOCKET and SHADOWS, his way of warping this Gotham neo-realistic tale into something truly offbeat suggests a singular sensibility. The chance to discover a raw talent like this (who'll convince you that every movie deserves a dream sequence featuring a polar bear) is a pleasure indeed." -Fear, TIME OUT NY. From IFC Films.

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