Curated global streaming service and theatrical film distributor MUBI are delighted to announce the UK release of Yann Gonzalez’s deliriously kinky queer horror thriller ‘KNIFE + HEART’. Following its premiere at BFI Flare Film Festival, the film will be released in UK cinemas and on MUBI on 5th July 2019. Coinciding with film’s release in cinemas and on the service will be a season of LGBT films on MUBI screening in support of Pride Month.
From the deliciously twisted mind of filmmaker Yann Gonzalez (‘You And The Night’), ‘KNIFE + HEART’ is a erotically kitsch love letter to European giallo, American grindhouse cinema, and ’70s gay pornography. The film stars Vanessa Paradis and Nicolas Maury and is shot on glorious 35mm and fuelled by a throbbing soundtrack from M83.
Following the dramatic breakdown of her relationship with her girlfriend, gay porn producer Anne (Vanessa Paradis) 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.
Set in 1970s Paris and dripping with style and eye-popping visual fetishism, ‘KNIFE + HEART’ playfully dances between the work of Dario Argento, Brian de Palma, Kenneth Anger and William Friedkin’s Cruising whilst teasing out a bold new vision all its own.