Knife + Heart Soundtrack – Out Now

It was such a pleasure to compose the soundtrack alongside Nicolas Fromageau for my brother Yann Gonzalez’s film Knife + Heart; it’s my third feature film soundtrack and the second for my brother’s films, following You and the Night. *A

Knife + Heart is a noir-tinged erotic slasher that explores the seedy underbelly of Paris in the 1970s. Vanessa Paradis stars as Anne, the producer of third-rate gay pornography who strives to win back the affections of Lois – her editor and erstwhile lover – by shooting her most ambitious film yet. But events take a violent and dark turn when one after another, Anne’s actors fall prey to a masked killer whose bloodlust knows no bounds.

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Knife + Heart will be screened at select theaters in the United States this Spring. See below for a listing of confirmed engagements.

Reflecting on the inspiration for Knife + Heart’s soundtrack, Yann Gonzalez says, “We wanted to recapture the Gialli ambiance of the ‘70s, to feel that sinister yet sentimental tone. Anthony and I are both poetical and even sentimental, in a certain way. We wanted to dive in headlong, particularly as melancholy and poetry are found in numerous ‘70s horror film soundtracks, from films by Lucio Fulci to those by Mario Bava. I’m thinking in particular of the harrowing soundtracks of Don’t Torture a Duckling or Twitch of the Death Nerve.”

March 15 – March 21 (Q&A March 15) – Brooklyn, NY – The Roxy Cinema Tribeca tickets*
March 15 – March 21 (Q&A March 16)– Brooklyn, NY – Alamo Drafthouse tickets *
March 22 – March 28 (Q&A March 22 and March 23) – Los Angeles, CA – Landmark’s Nuart Theatre tickets *
March 23 – Boston – Boston Underground Film Festival
March 27 – April 4 (Q&A March 27)– San Francisco, CA – Alamo Drafthouse tickets *
March 28 – March 29 – Cleveland – Cleveland International Film Festival tickets
March 29 – April  4 – Los Angeles – Arena Cinelounge
March 29 – April 4 – Yonkers, NY – Alamo Drafthouse tickets
March 29 – Boston – WickedQueer
April 3 – Washington D.C. – Alamo Drafthouse Woodbridge
April 5  – April 11 (35mm April 5 – April 7) – Chicago, IL – Music Box Theatre
April 5 – April 18 – Grand Rapids – Urban Institute for Contemporary Arts (UICA)
April 5  – April 6 – Detroit, MI – Landmark’s Main Art Theatre tickets
April 12 – 19 (35mm April 12 -April 14)- Austin – Alamo Drafthouse South Lamar
April 5  – April 11 – Philadelphia, PA – Landmark’s Ritz at the Bourse
April 19 – Denver, CO – Denver Film Society
April 13 – Bethlehem – Frank Banko Alehouse tickets
April 19 – April 25 – Tucson – The Loft Cinema
April 19 – April 25 (35mm April 19 – April 21) – Denver – Sie FilmCenter
April 19 – April 25 – Phoenix – FilmBar
April 23 – Winchester – Alamo Drafthouse Winchester tickets
April 26 – Pittsburgh – PUFF/Reel Q*
April 28 – St. Louis – QFest tickets
May 2 – Milwaukee – Union Cinema
May 8 – Iowa City – FilmScene

*with an introduction from Yann Gonzalez