KNIFE+HEART (UN COUTEAU DANS LE COEUR)
Premiering in competition at this year's Cannes Film Festival, the latest from provocative French auteur Yann Gonzalez is a blood-soaked, neon-drenched delight set in the world of gay porn in 1970s Paris. Among the drugs, debauchery and kinkily creative film sets, a dark menace lurks: a maniac has been stalking members of the cast and crew of a porno production, and murdering them in grand, depraved fashion — using a switchblade dildo. As the killer inches closer to flinty female producer Anne (Vanessa Paradis), the tension mounts and body fluids spray until the thrilling final reveal. A modern classic slasher with a bright giallo soul, KNIFE+HEART is a cinematic adrenaline shot. – Lane Kneedler
Preceded by PEREZ - "LES VACANCES CONTINUENT"
A music video that embraces the bloody, neon soul of KNIFE+HEART.
Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice. He directed primarily short films before his feature debut, YOU AND THE NIGHT (2013). KNIFE + HEART is his sophomore feature. Both films premiered at the Cannes Film Festival. His short film, ISLANDS, played AFI FEST 2017.