By Mónica Delgado
In one side, Yann Gonzalez Knife + Heart (Un couteau dans le Coeur) is a total stylistic bet, that harks back to seventies’ Giallo, in its fetishism of black gloves and knives. In the other, it is an affirmation of the inevitable relation between cinema and its consequences in reality, naïve as it sounds. The film, that carries the stylized atmospheres of Gonzalez’ previos works, it’s forged through a succession of murders by a serial killer who uses a phallus-kind knife. The victims are actors from different gay porn films, directed by Anne Pareze, a neurotic filmmaker (magnificently played by Vanessa Paradis), who little by little unveils where she takes the inspiration from her films.