Josh and Benny Safdie have long been darlings of the independent scene, but latest project Good Time looks set to solidify the sibling directors as two of the most important young filmmakers currently working.

The film  – which stars Robert Pattinson, Jennifer Jason Leigh and Barkhad Abdi, as well as Ben himself – tells the story of a small-time Queens criminal on a desperate journey to get his brother out of jail. The first trailer for the Cannes hopeful shows an almost unrecognisable Pattinson on magnetic form as Connie Nikas, further strengthening his very real claim as new king of the indies (Think how great he was in The Rover and Childhood of a Leader).

Watch the dramatic first clip below.