Friday, April 19 - Saturday, April 20, 2019

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Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (French pop star Vanessa Paradis) 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. 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.

Official selection: Cannes Film Festival – Official Competition; Fantastic Fest; AFI Fest

  • Country France
  • Language In French with English subtitles.
  • Running Time 102 minutes
  • Distributor Altered Innocence
  • Director Yann Gonzalez
  • Writer Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione
  • Editor Raphael Lefevre
  • Cinematographer Simon Beaufils
  • Cast Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet, Khaled Alouach, Felix Maritaud

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