‘A deliciously campy slasher flick exploring the dark side of desire… that revels in the guilty pleasures of film and the flesh’ The Hollywood Reporter
VANESSA PARADIS in
‘KNIFE + HEART’
STARRING VANESSA PARADIS + NICOLAS MAURY
DIRECTED BY YANN GONZALEZ
SOUNDTRACK BY M83
IN CINEMAS AND EXCLUSIVELY ON MUBI FROM 5 JULY
From the deliciously twisted mind of filmmaker Yann Gonzalez (You And The Night), KNIFE + HEART is a erotically kitsch love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ’70s gay pornography. The film stars Vanessa Paradis and Nicolas Maury and is shot on glorious 35mm and fueled by a throbbing soundtrack from M83.
Following the dramatic breakdown of her relationship with her girlfriend, gay porn producer Anne (Vanessa Paradis) launches herself into her latest and most ambitious film production. But as shooting gets underway, one of her stars is brutally murdered. Soon it becomes terrifyingly clear that a homicidal maniac is intent on bumping off the cast, one by one.
Set in 1970s Paris and dripping with style and eye-popping visual fetishism, KNIFE + HEART playfully dances between the work of Dario Argento, Brian de Palma, Kenneth Anger and William Friedkin’s Cruising whilst teasing out a bold new vision all its own.
Cert: TBC / Running Time: 102 Minutes
With the support of Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union