MUBI x Fringe! Presents:
Knife + Heart Preview with Q&A
Thu Jul 4, 20:00
Film,Party,Q+A, Rio Cinema, £12.5 / £10.5 con
Fringe! has joined forces with MUBI and the Rio to present a very special preview screening of Yann Gonzalez's deliciously kitsch and unapologetically queer Knife + Heart.
Vanessa Paradis stars in this neon-soaked vintage slasher pastiche, set in Paris in 1979 and soundtracked by a thrumming original retro-electro score by M83. Shot entirely on 35mm and 16mm, it's dirty, provocative and a whole lot of fun.
Anne (Vanessa Paradis) is a veteran gay porn producer, damaged by a lifetime of alcoholism and a recent messy break-up with her editor Loïs (Kate Moran). When one of the stars of Anne’s latest productions is savagely murdered, the shoot is thrown into turmoil. Obsessive and undeterred, she pushes ahead with the film, with the help of her loyal assistant Archibald (Nicolas Maury). But the murderer strikes again, savagely picking off her cast and crew one by one. Finally, Anne comes to realise that she is the only one who can stop the killer from destroying everything she loves.
This night-long celebration of Knife + Heart includes a Q&A with actor Nicolas Maury, and a special afterparty in the Rio's own basement bar – plus a few extra surprises.