Knife + Heart

Knife + Heart

classified 18 S

Please note: This was screened in July 2019

Yann Gonzalez
Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury
102 mins, Subtitled, 2019, France | Mexico | Switzerland
Primary language
French | Spanish

From the wild and twisted mind of visionary filmmaker Yann Gonzalez comes a kinky queer horror odyssey like no other, starring Vanessa Paradis as a gay porn producer whose company of actors are getting brutally murdered.

Set in the late '70s gay porn industry in Paris, it centres on alcoholic low-budget producer Anne (Paradis), who is heartbroken after splitting up with her girlfriend. Meanwhile, a leather-masked murderer is picking off the studio's actors one by one, using a tool of choice that truly must be seen to be believed, and Anne takes it upon herself to track them down...

Rightfully described as "if Dario Argento, Brian De Palma and Kenneth Anger conceived a three-way love child while watching William Friedkin's Cruising", it is equal parts kinky and kitsch, an explosion of extravagant colours, delicious dream sequences, and striking synth score. Dripping with style and invention, this is queer cinema at its most playful - what a breath of fresh air.

Presented in partnership with Encounters. This screening is part of Film Feels: Obsession, a UK-wide cinema season, supported by the National Lottery and BFI Film Audience Network. Explore all films and events at

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