Knife + Heart (Un Couteau Dans Le Coeur)
Director: Yann Gonzalez
Section: Rendezvous with French Cinema
Country: France, Switzerland, Mexico | Year: 2018
Language(s): French | Time: 102 mins
The summer of 1979, Paris. 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. A hilarious film with many campy elements, Knife + Heart calls to mind Brian De Palma’s signature flourishes.
Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice, France. Between 2006 and 2012, he directed six short films before turning to full-length features with Encounters After Midnight (2013), which was presented during the Critics’ Week at the Cannes Film Festival and released in theatres in November 2013. His second full-length feature, Knife+Heart (2018), was theatrically released in France in June 2018.