Knife + HeartFrance, 2018 : Canadian Premiere
Paris, Summer 1979. Anne produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald. But one of her actors is brutally murdered and Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down. In Yann Gonzalez’s second feature, a masked serial killer stalks a producer and her film company in this love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ‘70s gay porn.
Cannes Film Festival 2018
Fantasic Fest 2018
Ithaca Film Festival 2018
Cucalorus Film Festival 2018
Sitges Film Festival 2018
Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice. Between 2006 and 2012, he directed six short films before turning to full-length features with Les Rencontres d’après minuit, which was presented during the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Festival and was released in theatres in November 2013. KNIFE + HEART is his second full-length feature.
press for Knife + Heart
"Gnarly as it can be at times, KNIFE+HEART is above all an unabashedly queer, affectionately comedic look at the pursuit of art in the unlikeliest of places."- Variety
"A deliciously campy slasher flick exploring the dark side of desire."- Hollywood Reporter
screened with a short film
Canada (Alberta), 2019, 4 min, Director Trevor Anderson
Winner, Festival Prize Best Actress Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018
Winner, Top Ten of the Year - International Competition, CinEuphoria Awards 2019