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2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 12 – Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart

2018 Cannes Critics’ Panel: Day 12 – Yann Gonzalez’s Knife + Heart

Only his second film, and Yann Gonzalez has broke into the festival on both occasions. His 2013 debut You and the Night shored up at the Critic’s Week, and Knife + Heart starring Vanessa Paradis and Nicolas Maury made the big leap to the comp. This reverts back to Giallo and early De Palma days with a tale about a nightclub going Anne a producer of gay porn films who must contend with a serial killer.

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It adheres to a specific genre, and there will be a small group of defenders for this comedy horror mashup, but this didn’t follow in the footsteps of similiarly slotted from previous years in Ozon’s L’Amant Double or Paul Verhoeven’s Elle with an average score of 2.0.

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Eric Lavallée is the founder, CEO, editor-in-chief, film journalist, and critic at IONCINEMA.com, established in 2000. A regular at Sundance, Cannes, and Venice, Eric holds a BFA in film studies from the Mel Hoppenheim School of Cinema. In 2013, he served on the narrative competition jury at the SXSW Film Festival. He was an associate producer on Mark Jackson’s "This Teacher" (2018 LA Film Festival, 2018 BFI London). In 2022, he was a New Flesh Juror for Best First Feature at the Fantasia International Film Festival. Current top films for 2023 include The Zone of Interest (Glazer), Inside the Yellow Cocoon Shell (Pham Thien An), Totem (Lila Avilés), La Chimera (Alice Rohrwacher), All Dirt Roads Taste of Salt (Raven Jackson).

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