KNIFE + HEART
Paris in the summer of 1979: Anne is earning a living as a director and producer of mediocre gay porn movies. When she's dumped by her girlfriend Loïs, Anne decides to win back her lover, who is also the editor of her films, with an ambitious film project. Shooting is, however, overshadowed by a brutal series of murders. A mysterious killer with a switchblade dildo is decimating the cast and crew. With the police investigation making no progress, Anne wants to set a trap for the murderer herself, but her plan puts the remaining team members in grave danger.
Cast: Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet, Khaled Alouach
Screenplay: Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione
Director of Photography: Simon Beaufils
Film Editor: Raphaël Lefèvre
Production Designer: Sidney Dubois
Costume Design: Pauline Jacquard
Sound: Jean-Barthélémy Velay, Damien Boitel, Xavier Thieulin
Producer: Charles Gillibert
Co-Producer: Julio Chavezmontes, Consuelo Frauenfelder
Production Company: CG Cinéma
World Sales: Kinology
Distributor: Salzgeber & Co. Medien GmbH
Director: Yann Gonzalez
Yann Gonzalez was born in Nice, France, in 1977. Three of his short films, BY THE KISS (2006), ENTRACTE (2007), and JE VOUS HAIS PETITES FILLES (2008), were selected for the Quinzaine des Réalisateurs in Cannes. YOU AND THE NIGHT (2013), whose screenplay he also authored, was his feature-length debut. His short film ISLANDS (2017) was awarded the Queer Palm in the category of short film at the 2017 Cannes Festival. Yann Gonzalez is also a film critic for such magazines as "Chronic'art" and "Max". His brother Anthony, front man of the band M83, composed the music for YOU AND THE NIGHT and KNIFE+HEART, while Yann contributed lyrics to the M83 albums "Before the Dawn Heals Us" (2005) and "Hurry Up! We're Dreaming" (2011).