Un couteau dans le cœur

Knife + Heart

Dripping with the stylistic residue of the era’s B-thrillers, and soundtracked by a lush, synthetic score by the director’s brother (aka electronic producer M83), Knife + Heart re-creates a period of sexual freedom and optimism that, like its subjects, was under nascent threat by unseen forces that would soon do irreparable damage. (Jordan Cronk, Film Comment) If Dario Argento, Brian De Palma and Kenneth Anger conceived a three-way love child while watching Cruising and listening to a Giorgio Moroder mix tape, the result would be something like French director Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart. (Jordan Mintzer, The Hollywood Reporter)

Director's Biography
Yann Gonzalez
Yann Gonzalez was born in Nice, France, in 1977. After starting as a film critic, he went into directing with the short film “By the Kiss“ (2006). He made several other shorts before taking the leap to feature length with “You And The Night“ (2013), which premiered at Cannes Critic's Week. “Knife + Heart“ screened in competition in Cannes and won him Best Picture at the Athens film festival.

Film Selection: Un couteau dans le cœur (Knife + Heart, 2018) - Les îles (Islands, 2017, short) - Les rencontres d'après minuit (You And The Night, 2013, CE'14) - Nous ne serons plus jamais seuls (2012, short) - By The Kiss (2006, short)
Nachtsicht | Night Sight 2019
Yann Gonzales
France / Mexico / Switzerland 2018
color
100 minutes
French
OV with English subtitles

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Screenplay Yann Gonzalez, Cristiano Mangione
Cinematography Simon Beaufils
Editing Raphaël Lefèvre
Sound/Sounddesign Jean-Barthélémy Velay
Music M83 (Anthony Gonzalez, Nicolas Fromageau)
With Vanessa Paradis, Nicolas Maury, Kate Moran, Jonathan Genet, Khaled Alouach, Félix Maritaud, Noé Hernandez, Thibault Servière, Bastien Waultier, Bertrand Mandico, Romane Bohringer, Elina Löwensohn, Yann Colette
Producer(s) Charles Gillibert, Julio Chavezmontes, Consuelo Frauenfelder
Production
CG Cinéma, Piano, Garidi Films, Arte France Cinéma, RTS Radio Télévision Suisse, Le Fresnoy
World Sales
Kinology
Austrian Premiere
Austrian Rights
Salzgeber
World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018
Austrian Rights
Salzgeber

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Cannes Film Festival 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status 
Austrian Premiere