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Run Time: 105 minutes
If Anne’s life were a film, it would be a sad one. Her film company, which produces gay porn, is devastated after several of its young actors are brutally murdered. She has broken up with her lover, Lois, who also edits the company’s films, and her drinking is escalating. Her disturbing response to these crises is to begin producing porn films that mirror the realities of the killings. Increasingly bizarre occurrences begin swirling about Anne, as does a mysterious black bird that precedes the murders and the appearance of the masked killer. Maybe Anne’s life is a film. The line between the celluloid and the certain is becoming terrifyingly blurred. Something unexplainable, perhaps unnatural, is tightening its grip. An ending of B-movie proportions may be facing Anne and everyone around her. KNIFE+HEART plays gleefully and stylishly with the borders of reality, mixing film genres in an erotic and violent brew. Remember: those horrors you’ve seen in films may be real and lurking in the row behind you. (In French with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Thursday, March 28, 2019 at 4:20 PM
Friday, March 29, 2019 at 11:25 PM
International Narrative Competition
Yann Gonzalez was born in 1977 in Nice. Between 2006 and 2012, he directed six short films before turning to full-length features.
You and the Night (2013), KNIFE + HEART (2018)
Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione
Vanessa Paradis, Kate Moran, Nicolas Maury, Jonathan Genet