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COM’s Safdie brothers screen films at Cannes

Brothers Bennie and Josh Safdie at SXSW Film Festival, March 2008. (Photo courtesty Adam Donaghey, www.akook.com)

Brothers Bennie and Josh Safdie at SXSW Film Festival, March 2008. (Photo courtesty Adam Donaghey, www.akook.com)

The Pleasure of Being Robbed

COM graduates — and brothers — Josh Safdie (COM ’07) and Benny Safdie (COM ’08) will be showcasing their work during the Directors’ Fortnight at the Cannes Film Festival on May 23. Josh Safdie will screen his debut feature film, “The Pleasure of Being Robbed,” which is the only U.S. feature being screened during the Directors’ Fortnight. IFC Films has purchased the U.S. rights to the film, which made its world premiere at the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, in March 2008.

Benny Safdie’s 13-minute short film, “The Acquaintances of a Lonely John,” will also be screened at Cannes. Benny Safdie made the short film for an intermediate film production class at BU during the Fall 2007 semester.

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