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Film Series
New Directors/New Films festival 2019 MoMA 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019 The Walter Reade Theater 165 W. 65th Street New York, NY 10023
Mar 27
French Literary Evening with Arthur Dreyfus Lycée Français De New York 505 East 75th Street Cultural Center auditorium New York, NY 10021 United States
Mar 26
La Fresque by Ballet Preljocaj Power Center 121 Fletcher Street Ann Arbor, MI 48109


Touted as the sort of erotic thriller Brian De Palma would have made in his heyday but for LGBTQ set, French filmmaker Yann Gonzalez's Knife+Heart is finding favor in both the grindhouse as well as the arthouse. Executed with an equal amount of kink and kitsch, Gonzalez masterfully uses the 70s gay porno as a backdrop to parody the erotic thriller genre while simultaneously delivering an unconventional story of empowerment, a wry and affectionate piece of queersploitation that is already being earmarked as a cult classic.

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.

Knife+Heart / Un couteau dans le coeur
Directed by Yann Gonzalez
Year : 2018
Runtime : 102 mins
Released by Altered Innocence 

Opens on March 15 at Roxy Cinema and Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn with national roll out to follow. Q&A with director Yann Gonzalez on March 15 at Roxy Cinema and on March 16 at Alamo Drafthouse Brooklyn.