Knife + Heart

In the summer of 1979, Paris-based filmmaker Anne (Vanessa Paradis) is a producer of 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, flamboyant sidekick Archibald. But when one of her actors is brutally murdered, Anne gets caught up in a strange investigation that turns her life upside-down. Shot on 35mm and featuring a killer soundtracks from M83, Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart is an ultra-stylish and blood-soaked giallo ode to ’70s-era De Palma, Argento, and Friedkin. (NR, 110 mins)

“Knife+Heart is a mood piece that draws blood.” – Adam Graham, Detroit News

“Gorgeously shot and directed with an energy and vitality all its own, this is one of the great discoveries of 2019, a film that subverts all of its influences to make something wholly original. A true gem of a film.” – Joshua Brunsting, The CriterionCast

“Delirious, delicious, neon comic-horror wellspring is slasher send-up and apotheosis, more than a brilliant tribute to the perfumed poison-candy excesses of an era’s exploitation films: it levitates above them in its own extravagant liminal space.” – Ray Pride, Newcity