Starring Arielle Holmes, this is a raw, documentary-style account of junkies and hustlers on the streets of New York’s Upper West Side.

Holmes, the one-time homeless heroin addict on whose memoir, Mad Love in New York City, the film is based gives a spellbinding performance in an undeniably tough to watch drama.

Yet if you feel up to the challenge, then there is something horrifyingly mesmerising about this work from independent filmmakers Josh and Benny Safdie.

They capture Holmes’ experiences with scuzzy immediacy, while her co-star, Caleb Landry Jones, hits a new low in screen scumbaggery as her truly repellent boyfriend.