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Knife + Heart

Un couteau dans le coeur

If you only see one arthouse slasher movie set in the gay porn industry this year, you had better make sure it’s this one.

Dir Yann Gonzalez
Prod Charles Gillibert
Scr Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione
With Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran
UK Distribution MUBI

From the wickedly twisted mind of visionary filmmaker Yann Gonzalez comes a kinky queer horror odyssey like no other. Vanessa Paradis plays Anne, a ruthless gay-porn producer working in Paris in 1979. Nursing a serious broken heart following her break-up with girlfriend Lois, Anne 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. Dripping with style and visual invention, Gonzalez’s libidinous delight comes steeped in playful genre references, owing as much to the opulent cinema of Dario Argento as it does the brash fetishism of William Friedkin’s Cruising.

Michael Blyth

Additional information

This screening is strictly over 18s only

This film contains scences of strong violence.

The introduction and Q&A will be BSL interpreted at the screening on Saturday 30 March.

Join us for the Knife + Heart Club Night, a night of underground disco/electronica inspired by the film after the screening on Saturday 30 March, 21:00-1:00.

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