Known for productions like ANAL FURY and HOMOCIDAL, successful gay porn producer Anne (Vanessa Paradis) takes her skin flicks as seriously as the most greatness-minded auteur would his or her own prestige dramas. But Anne isn’t the only one who’s infatuated with her company’s films—one by one, and in an exceedingly brutal fashion, someone is butchering Anne’s actors. As she tracks down the killer, Anne begins recreating the murders as part of an elaborate new project, all while losing track of what’s real, who’s dead, and who’s next on the chopping block.
Shot on 35mm and featuring a killer retro score from M83, Yann Gonzalez’s KNIFE + HEART is an ultra-stylish and blood-soaked ode to ’70s-era De Palma, Argento, and Friedkin. The kills are impeccably staged and gruesome, the performances are campy and spot-on, and the whodunit twists are relentless. Take note, slasher and giallo fans: This will be your new obsession. —Matt Barone
Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice, France. He was a film critic who eventually went on to direct films in 2006. His short film, I HATE YOU LITTLE GIRLS was selected for the “Quinzaine de réalisateurs” in the 2008 Cannes Film Festival. In 2013, he made his first feature fim ,YOU AND THE NIGHT, which made the selection for “La Semaine de La Critique” in Cannes Film Festival.
Director: Yann Gonzalez Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury Producer: Charles Gillibert Screenwriter: Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione Year: 2018 Runtime: 100 minutes Country: France, Mexico, Switzerland Language: French, Spanish Section: General