110 mins, France, 2018, Digital, Subtitled

Ticket deal: 5 films for €45 / 10 films for €80 available from the Box Office or on 01 679 3477.

Set in the lurid underworld of the gay porn industry in late 1970’s Paris, Yann Gonzalez’s vividly realised, high-camp murder mystery thriller is a playfully cine-literate ode to Italian Giallo cinema and the trashier films of Brian De Palma. Film director Anne (Vanessa Paradis) is heartbroken when her editor Lois (Late Moran) ends their affair. Anne soon has bigger problems to contend with when an unidentified serial killer begins to despatch members of her troupe of actors in increasingly gruesome fashion. (DOM)

Director’s Note: An electrifying Vanessa Paradis is at the centre of this audacious, camp and fun film, a pulsing collision of images and energies.

Notes by David O’Mahony

Prix Jean Vigo, Cannes Film Festival 2018

The short film The Sunday Friend (L’ami du Dimanche), 34 mins, will screen before Knife + Heart.

Screening as part of the IFI French Film Festival – November 14th to 25th

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