7th CUFF.Docs

Nov 27 - Dec 1, 2019

16th Calgary Underground Film Festival

April 22-28, 2019

Knife + Heart

France, 2018 : Canadian Premiere
Archives 2019
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Fri, Apr 26 9:30 PM Buy

description

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.

OFFICIAL SELECTION
Cannes Film Festival 2018
Fantasic Fest 2018
Ithaca Film Festival 2018
Cucalorus Film Festival 2018
Sitges Film Festival 2018

DIRECTOR'S BIO
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

None

Docking

Canada (Alberta), 2019, 4 min, Director Trevor Anderson

Trevor reflects on his fear of dating.

details

Horror / Erotic / LGTBQ / Thriller / Suspense

French with English Subtitles
102 minutes

credits

Director
Yann Gonzalez

Producer
Charles Gillibert

Screenwriters
Cristiano Mangione
Yann Gonzalez

Cast
Vanessa Paradis
Nicolas Maury
Kate Moran

Music
M 83

community

awards

Winner, Festival Prize Best Actress Brooklyn Horror Film Festival 2018

Winner, Top Ten of the Year - International Competition, CinEuphoria Awards 2019

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