Paris, Summer 1979. Anne (French pop star Vanessa Paradis) produces third-rate gay porn. After her editor and lover Lois (Kate Moran) leaves her, she tries to win her back by shooting her most ambitious film yet with her trusted, flaming sidekick Archibald (Nicolas Maury). 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 Brian De Palma, Dario Argento, and William Friedkin. The trailer alone is a subversive visual treat for the eyes.
The film is being distributed by Altered Innocence, which has quickly become one of our favorite labels. While you’ll have to wait until March to catch Knife+Heart in a limited theatrical release, there are tons of other cult classic status-ready gems from Altered Innocence available now, including Concrete Night, A Closer Walk with Thee, Desire Will Set You Free, Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution, Baby Bump, The Poet and the Boy, Doors Cut Down and Brothers of the Night. We also sell Yann Gonzalez’s previous film You and the Night.